John Terry gets a lot of stick from football fans – but he showed another side of him today as Chelsea celebrated winning the Premier League.
The Stamford Bridge captain led his side to a hard-fought 1-0 home victory over Crystal Palace today to seal their first league championship since 2010.
And as he hailed his team-mates, manager Jose Mourinho and his fans post-match, the heavily-criticised Terry sent a message to Rio Ferdinand and his family after the Queens Park Rangers defender’s wife Rebecca died of cancer on Friday.
The news has shocked the sport – but, as always, those involved have rallied to show their support for the Ferdinand family.
Terry sent this message to his former England team-mate when speaking to Sky Sports:
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Terry had a well-publicised dispute with Ferdinand’s brother Anton in 2011 when he was accused of racially abusing the then-QPR defender during a game.
The former England captain was cleared of any wrongdoing, but Ferdinand criticised him publicly and their relationship is believed to have soured dramatically since.
But this gesture adds to a long line of good deeds which must show most that Terry also has a kind side to his personality.