Stamford Bridge centre back reinstated as national team skipper.
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John Terry has been reinstated as the permanent captain of England.
The move by boss Fabio Capello had been widely expected, and comes ahead of the Euro 2012 qualifier against Wales.
Terry was stripped of the armband last year after reports that he had an affair with the former partner of England team-mate Wayne Bridge.
But Capello said on Saturday: “After one year of punishment, Terry will again be the permanent captain. I think one year’s punishment is enough.”
Terry replaces Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand, who was reported to be upset at the prospect of losing the captaincy earlier this week.
Ferdinand is currently injured, and Capello had planned to meet him to explain his thinking at Old Trafford on Wednesday.
But the Italian told a media briefing at the Football Association’s HQ at Wembley Stadium that Ferdinand “preferred not to meet me”. (BBC Sport)
I think you can hardly blame Rio Ferdinand for not wanting to meet Fabio Capello because I would imagine that the Man United man was never told that when he was given the captain’s armband that he was in fact only holding on to it until an arbitrary time frame for John Terry’s off field shenanigans had elapsed.
Really strange decision and one that was very poorly conducted. This was one of the worst kept secrets in football at the moment and everyone knew this was about to happen although no one could really understand why. If this was down to Ferdinand’s injury concerns of late than that would be one thing but clearly this was a decision that was always going to occur regardless of anything the Old Trafford centre back did.
What do you all think about this decision?