John Terry for England? Twitter reacts

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Ex-England boss Fabio Capello called for Chelsea's John Terry to be handed an international recall, but his comments brought a mixed response on Twitter.

34-year-old Terry announced his international retirement in September 2012 after the FA carried out an investigation into alleged racist remarks he made to Anton Ferdinand in a game against Queens Park Rangers at Loftus Road. Terry was acquitted of making the remarks but felt he could no longer justifiably represent the FA. The FA's decision to strip Terry of the England captaincy immediately after the incident in February 2012, also lead to Capello eventually resigning from the England manager's position.

Now, with Chelsea heading towards a fourth Premier League crown and Terry remaining at the heart of a resolute defence, Capello - who now manages the Russian national side - has questioned whether the high-profile centre-half still has a role to play for England in the Daily Mail.

Twitter had a predictably mixed reaction - on the day that Terry was also excluded from nominations for the PFA Player of the Year award - with many agreeing that Terry was still the country's best centre-half, but also acknowledging that he was unlikely to be selected and would not make himself available for selection anyway. Whatever your views, it is the high-profile Terry who is once again one of the most talked-about players in English football.


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