26 Dec 2011

Chelsea decide against Terry supporters shirts

7:07 am on 26 December 2011

The Chelsea football club have turned down a proposal for their players to wear shirts in support of captain John Terry, who has been charged with racially abusing Queens Park Rangers Premier League defender Anton Ferdinand.

Some of the Blues squad and staff had raised the prospect of donning T-shirts showing their backing for the skipper.

Liverpool were heavily criticised in some quarters for allowing their players to wear T-shirts in support of Luis Suarez during the warm-up before Thursday's Premier League game at Wigan following the striker's eight-match ban for racially abusing Patrice Evra.

Chelsea, who fully back Terry in his fight to clear his name, did not want to risk emulating something that could be viewed as provocative or construed as a potential contempt of court ahead of Terry's hearing at West London magistrates court on February the 1st.