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.
@TheSunFootball Of course he's our best defender but he's said time and time again he's not coming back so move on.— Alex Adams (@AxAs23) April 16, 2015
I think I'm the only non Chelsea fan that still rates John Terry. @ollie_salter_ pls join me on this— Olie (@oliemichablabla) April 16, 2015
@BBCSport absolutely not John Terry is an awful example of a footballer on and off the field! How can he represent our country?!— RockBandCargo (@Dave_Barr007) April 16, 2015
I'd like somebody to try and justify to me why John Terry deserves an England shirt?? Doesn't even deserve a job tbh— Elliott (@ElliottMxtthews) April 16, 2015