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John Terry Race Row: The Sun Turns Chelsea Captain Into Mad Dog Gaddafi

JOHN Terry Race Row: The Sun turns the Chelsea captain into Colonel Gaddafi.

Sun (back page): “JT: WORLD BACKS ME – I’ve had support across the planet!”

The Sun does it’s best to make the Chelsea captain appear delusional – football’s answer to Colonel Gaddafi just before his capture.

At yesterday’s England press conference, Terry performed well. It was the first time he had spoken to the press since since the racism allegations aired. An FA wonk acting as Minster for Information prevented journalists from asking questions about the matter. Well, almost, because one did contrive to ask:

“John I’ve known you for years – you’re not a racist are you?”

The question was batted away. And then Terry, sitting uprights and looking directly out, said he loved playing for England. He used to dream about it – “as I am sure everybody in this room did“.

With that Terry had built a bridge between the hacks and the platform. And no-one shouted out:

“But that’s why your behaviour matters, JT. You’re living our dream. You have to behave well, look honest, honourable, trustworthy and decent. Your holding a sharp pin to our thought bubble.”

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Posted: 15th, November 2011 | In: Sports | Comment