John Terry set to lose armband

John Terry is reportedly set to lose the England captaincy, as his trial over allegedly racially abusing Anton Ferdinand is set for July.

The Chelsea defender was charged by the FA of making derogatory comments to the QPR defender in a clash between the sides at Loftus Road back in October, and these charges have been taken to court.

The Telegraph indicate that the FA will dethrone the veteran centre back from his position as England captain, as the player’s leadership comes into doubt.

The situation is made all the more tricky due to Rio Ferdinand’s probable inclusion in Fabio Capello’s squad for the tournament in Ukraine and Poland, as the victom’s brother is sure to have lost respect for Terry in the wake of the scandal.

Mirror Football have stated that one of their sources has indicated that the FA are ready to make a move on this immediately, and Terry could even be stripped of the armband in the next 24 hours.

By Gareth McKnight