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Terry left frustrated by FA censorship

The Chelsea player indicates he has not been stripped of the England captaincy and says he has received support from “across the world” since the racism allegations emerged.

The FA have not allowed Terry to answer questions about the racism allegations.
The FA have not allowed Terry to answer questions about the racism allegations.

ENGLAND AND CHELSEA star John Terry has expressed his frustration after it was revealed that the FA had instructed him not to discuss recent allegations of racism levelled against him.

The player attended his first press conference since the allegations emerged yesterday, and Terry revealed he had been warned against defending himself.

He told reporters:

“Unfortunately I can’t speak [about the incident]. We all understand that, what with the police and the FA. But, from across the world, people and players and managers have been on the phone and been very supportive of me.”

However, Terry confirmed he was “fine,” and indicated he had not been stripped of the England captaincy. He added:

“I’m very proud to be England captain. Nothing’s changed for me. I would have dealt with it last week too in my own way, like I am now. I’m not someone to hide away.”

The player was rested for England’s friendly with Spain on Saturday, which they won 1-0.

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