Should Stamford Bridge skipper be forced to give up captain’s armband?
John Terry will not resign as England captain despite facing trial over racial abuse allegations, according to a source close to the player.
The Chelsea defender is due to face charges on 9 July after an incident involving QPR’s Anton Ferdinand in the teams’ Premier League match in October.
“He won’t stand down. He is sure of his innocence and thus feels it would be wrong to do so,” said the source.
Reading’s Jason Roberts has said that Terry should not play at Euro 2012.
Roberts, who is also a pundit for BBC Radio 5 live, has warned that Terry’s presence at the tournament would have a “toxic” effect on the England dressing room.
The tournament runs between 8 June and 1 July, before the start of Terry’s trial.
SOURCE: BBC Sport
This is quite an emotive issue so we thought it worth throwing this debate to the general public. Do you think John Terry should have his captain’s armband forcibly removed? See poll to the right for you to vote on, and by all means comment in more depth on this issue below.
Does the England captain deserve to hold on to the national team captaincy in light of his alleged racist behaviour towards QPR defender Anton Ferdinand? Should he be allowed to continue in his role until he is proven guilty/innocent?