John Terry has formally announced his retirement from the England football squad.
Having played 78 matches in just 9 years (that’s 8 and a half games every year!), the former captain of the team has recently fallen into the bad side of the law, being accused of “racially abusing” fellow footballer Anton Ferdinand.
Even though the court dropped the case, Terry was supposed to face a charge from the Football Association next week. He was fired from his club, Chelsea, early this year but he was deemed acceptable to continue to play for the country.
He claims “In pursuing charges against me where I have already been cleared in a court of law the FA has made my position with the national team untenable.” Little news is available on this red-hot topic, as the statement has only been released this evening.
Over his 78-match career, Terry scored just 6 goals but is already nearing the average age of retirement for footballers, celebrating his 32nd birthday in December.
We’ll have more on the situation when we can.
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