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Wednesday, November 15, 2006

John Terry, Still An OK Guy

* Thanks to reader Matt for bringing this to my attention.

Most of the rumors regarding the Premiership's phantom racial incident have centered around John Terry's second yellow card on November 5th against Spurs, but Donna Cullen, Tottenham Hotspur Director of Communications, had this to say in response:

'Dear xxxx, I am happy to, unequivocally, tell you that there was absolutely nothing said on the pitch of a racist nature. We certainly would not cover up any racist incident. It was a nasty, unsupported rumour which started doing the rounds in the press, who themselves now admit it was wrong information. Having spoken to at least two of the players involved I am quite clear that this is total nonsense and I should be grateful if you could pass this on to whoever is still minded to believe there is any truth in it. Best regards, Donna'

So there, you have it: John Terry, staunch defender, emergency goalkeeper, not a racist, and still an OK guy (at least if you're not a Chelsea hater).


Anonymous Matt said...

Cheers z. I still wonder what he said to piss off Chimbonda and Zokora the way he did - or was it just all of the pushing and shoving? What makes the rumor even less credible is the fact that Poll was ripped a new one over the incident by Mourinho, Chelsea fans and players. What incentive would he have to cover this up when he was being pilloried by the very people he was alleged to be protecting?

2:54 PM  
Blogger spinachdip said...

Just a weird story all around. It seems like typical tabloid journalism, but to bring up a charge that serious seems odd even by their standards.

5:28 PM  
Anonymous McCrum said...

He might have mentioned something about Zidane's sister, I understand that sometimes pushes people over the edge.

8:29 AM  

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