After snubbing the hand of FA Chairman Davod Bernstein the former England player again brought unwelcome attention to the club.
John Terry. He just cannot help himself can he?
Bernstein’s comments on the matter reminded me of Gordon Strachan’s attitude toward a certain Ecuadorean striker. The Scotsman regarded flop striker Agustin Delgado about as important as the yoghurt that was rapidly reaching its expiry date in his fridge during his tenure as Southampton manager.
It appears Bernstein cares about as much as Terry as Strachan did Delgado:
"I didn't notice a thing and I think we should talk about more positive things than that sort of nonsense. I'm not really terribly concerned. I have other things to think about. In my last three months I have other priorities."
Today The Times deputy football correspondent Matt Hughes has called the former England captain a ‘spoilt brat’ after his snub.
You can understand both sides of the argument. Terry is pretty adamant he didn’t do anything wrong during the racial abuse affair involving Anton Ferdinand and in the end the buck stopped at Bernstein when it came down to deciding that Terry should be stripped off his captaincy.
So some may understand JT’s decision not to shake his hand at the passing over ceremony of the Champions League crown on Friday.
Although, and as hard as it is to remain unbiased considering my personal views on Terry both as a person and player, you have to agree that not shaking his hand was not necessary.
All he had to do was be the bigger man swallow some pride and just grab his hand. He didn’t have to mean it … hell it didn’t even need to be a handshake. A mere stroke would have done the trick.
By not doing so he has just started yet another distraction that nobody at the club would have wanted.
Spoilt brat; maybe not but a fool with too much pride in the wrong place.
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