Stamford Bridge skipper responds to attack from Eastlands striker.
Chelsea’s John Terry has hit back at Craig Bellamy after the Welshman’s comments about him following Manchester City’s win at Stamford Bridge.
Striker Bellamy scored twice in City’s 4-2 victory on Saturday and made a blunt attack on the former England captain’s off-field behaviour.
“I know what JT is like, everybody in football knows what he is like. That’s off the field,” stated Bellamy.
“People in glass houses should not throw stones,” said Terry in response.
Bellamy’s comments added further frustration to Blues skipper Terry, who was arguably at fault for at least one of the Manchester City goals.
Defender Terry also suffered the ignominy of seeing Bridge publicly refuse his offer of a handshake before the game.
Bridge’s snub went down badly with the Stamford Bridge crowd and the former Chelsea star was booed by the home fans, a development that baffled some of his Manchester City team-mates.
“I don’t know why the crowd reacted the way it did,” said Manchester City captain Shay Given. “I don’t see what he has done wrong.” (BBC Sport)
In many ways John Terry would’ve been better off not responding to comments from Man City imp Craig Bellamy but in saying that it seems that the Chelsea captain’s measured response is pretty much spot on. If anyone other Eastlands player had come out and decided to state that Terry was a bit of a dirtbag and generally not liked in the footballing world, then it could have been acceptable but for the Welsh international to be the one conducting such an attack is a little rich.
It’s akin to Lee Bowyer mouthing off about the behaviour of Joey Barton. Craig Bellamy has represented six clubs inside five years and has fallen out with a great many people within the game and then there are the off field issues that have followed the 30 year old like a bad smell.
I am not saying for one second that John Terry’s actions are anything other than grotesque and not becoming of a human being let alone the captain of a football club but quite why Bellamy thinks he is in any position to judge is just typical of his rather skewed sense of morality and logic.