Like all decent people/football fans, I hate John Terry.

As a Newcastle United and England fan, I have seen nothing to suggest he is a decent player, never mind a decent human being.

It is surely so apt that only Chelsea supporters think he is somebody to look up to.

It is all about him.

One of my greatest non-Newcastle football memories was when John Terry cost Chelsea the Champions League.

I can’t stand Manchester United either but for once I was ‘happy’ they won that 2008 final.

He is the ultimate modern day arrogant lowlife football player and only polite pundits and Chelsea fans will den this.

He has already had a number of embarrassing stage-managed attention grabbing moments in the past, coming out in full kit to claim the credit after not taking part in both Chelsea’s Champions League win of 2012 and 2013 Europa League win.

Today though, was surely the ultimate when it comes to pandering to John Terry.

Chelsea were at home to Sunderland on the final day of the Premier League season, an occasion which also saw John Terry making his final appearance of the season.

Terry was nowhere to be seen as the Mackems took the lead after only three minutes, though Chelsea were to run out easy 5-1 winners in the end.

After 25 minutes though, Jordan Pickford bizarrely kicked the ball straight out of play, seemingly on purpose.

The fourth official then held up the board for a substitution, with John Terry replaced by Gary Cahill.

The match was then held up for several minutes as Terry saluted the crowd etc and the other Chelsea players formed a guard of honour as he left the pitch.

It gets worse though because rather than John Terry being forced off injured, it turns out that the whole thing was agreed before kick-off.

Sunderland agreed to kick the ball out on 26 minutes (though they couldn’t even get that right! – See Moyes below), 26 being John Terry’s squad number…

Pass the sick bucket!!!

Why couldn’t John Terry, like a normal person who isn’t so up himself, have just came on as a sub with 10 minutes to go and got his applause etc that way, rather than this excruciating circus?

Also, what on earth were Sunderland thinking of, when they agreed to this shambles?

Terry has been suggested as a potential Rafa Benitez signing this summer – I can’t think of anything worse!

David Moyes after today’s game:

“I think John Terry, in his own way, deserves a great send off.

“He got that today.

“We knew it was coming and we agreed to put the ball out.

“We actually did it about 15 second too early but we knew that it was happening.”

John Terry:

“Today is one of the most difficult days of my life.

“I have been very fortunate to work with some unbelievable players and managers throughout my career. I am thankful to every single one of them.

“We all have to thank Roman Abramovich. I’d like to thank him and all the board. He’s the best owner in world football.

“I would like to thank my wife and my kids for supporting me in this amazing journey I’ve had.

“You are the best supporters in the world, without a shadow of a doubt. You have given me everything. You picked me up when I was down, sung my name when I had a bad game and disappointed you.

“I’ll come back here one day, supporting the team for years to come.”

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  • GeordieZebra

    “Nothing to suggest he’s a decent player”. Really??

    Watching with my own eyes for a decade+ says he has been a tremendous player. A scum bag, but the very best of centre halves!!

    • Jezza

      I disagree. A hugely over rated liability of a defender who throughout his career has constantly gifted opposition teams goals. He just avoids criticism because the media love him due to him being a typical cockney wide boy jack the lad macho man thug.

      • john siddle

        Jezza. Right there. And right up a Russians erse

      • GeordieZebra

        Roll out the stereotypes and ignore the collection of world class managers who picked him, captained him, his England caps, his trophies and the widely held view he’s one of the best of his generation.

        • Jezza

          Well being a football supporter is all about opinions isn’t it. Personally I have never rated him. Watch the England v Germany game from the 2010 World Cup and you might get some idea where I’m coming from.

  • Cuh736

    Great player. You can’t but admit it. Might hate him for the Wayne Bridge incident, but he’s given his all for club and country

  • Himanshu Dhingra

    Awful player, saved by better players around him. him prancing around the touchline like a cat was embarrassing

    • GeordieZebra

      Not true that is it. You’re clearly drunk, deluded, or both, or on serious medication.

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  • Damon Horner

    He’ll probably retire after that kind of send off, I wouldn’t worry about him much anymore.

  • Stephen Paylor

    You make a move on someone you knows wife then you are never gonna recover in my opinion. For that i care not about the player he was/is.

  • Paul Patterson

    A couple of things.-
    How is this a Newcastle problem?
    Why bother yourself to write an article on another clubs problem?
    Why publish an article based on an obviously biased idiot’s agenda with no connection to Newcastle?
    Would the author not have taken John Terry as centre back over the last 15-20 years at Newcastle? With all the buffoons we have had at the club, Terry would be classed as a saint. We may have even had a trophy . .

  • Mrkgw

    Not good and surely brings the game into disrepute. It is a circus, or the Premiership? They should be fined for it as where do you draw the line now? All clubs will be at it.

  • Jezza

    “I have seen nothing to suggest he is a decent player, never mind a decent human being.”

    100% spot on.

    • MichaelMaximusMoose

      he may well be an odious human being, but he`s the best centre back in England for the last decade

  • benton mag

    Why are people on this everything but NUFC who cares about John Terry the blokes a cheat and a liar nothing to do with us I’m sure this site is sponsored by safc


    Embarrassing, did the scum also agree to concede 5 so he got a good send off. Most over rated player I have seen in the premier league.

    • john siddle

      Nufclx spot on

  • Rich Lawson

    Should have been booked for time wasting ! Several other retireing/leaving players have left the field in this week for the last time with alot more dignity.

  • Leazes Ender

    Most seem to have got it right….. good player/bastard/no sense of shame.

  • steve

    Tantamount to match fixing, punish them both.

  • HappyToons

    For those who don’t rate him, how come Alan Shearer says he is phenomenal, brilliant with his feet, left and right, the man to lead your team, in the top 5 CB’s he has ever faced. I would take Shearer’s opinion 100 times out of 100 for obvious reasons when it comes to a top CB! If Terry was a Geordie he would have been carried off the pitch by the fans and now already a gold plated statue somewhere in St James park. When you consider the other sort of statues we have seen playing for us in the flesh …

    • Phil K

      No denying his ability. He’d strengthen any defense he’s in, even now.

      But no denying his self-obsession either

  • Wor Lass

    He`s a classic “Do you know who I am / I earn more in a week than you do in a year” sort of guy, a racist and someone who will obviously stab his best mate in the back BUT he`s also a legend at Stamford Bridge and has been a great CB inthe PL. I don`t like him but I don`t begrudge him this little stunt at the end of a long club career. It`s Chelsea`s business and we need to leave them to it.
    PS I loved Anton Ferdinand`s comment after Terry called him a “bl*ck c*nt” – “No John, a c*nt`s someone who sh*gs his best mate`s wife”! Class.

  • Hughie_Gallacher

    For all this was a meaningless game for Sunderland, this is extremely unprofessional behaviour on their part. What next? Deliberately giving away a penalty so the long-serving opposing striker can score in his last game?
    This was supposed to be a competitive game, not a testimonial.

  • MadMag83

    Who cares? It was a dead rubber, all Sunderland did was agree to kick the ball out of play. They probably hoped the ten minutes or so of applause would be taken off the 90 to keep the score down!

    I don’t have any animosity towards Terry and I hate Man Utd so I’m afraid i was disappointed when he missed that penalty.

  • Phil K

    Doesn’t matter. Innocent dupes or not, they were complicit showing Moyes incompetent stupidity – Terry’s ego is unbelievable – I’d have told them where to stick it.

  • Lee Mac

    Get a life its only football your in premiership we in championship swooping places in ten years we being in premiership you be relegated twice is that good chill more life hating sunderland grow up