John Terry’s 50th FA Cup appearance for Chelsea didn’t quite turn out how the veteran defender would have hoped, as he earned a second-half dismissal during the Blues’ 4-1 third-round victory over Peterborough United.
Now facing a suspension, and having already found it difficult to force his way into the first-team since Antonio Conte took charge, Terry’s opportunities for the second-half of the season are looking increasingly bleak.
Having come close to leaving Chelsea in the summer, before signing a one year deal, Terry’s appearance yesterday was likely to be just one of a few opportunities coming to the way of Chelsea’s long-serving captain and we may not see him again for a while.
Naturally, social media was there to discuss the situation and Chelsea fans weren’t too impressed with what they saw- although they reserved their criticisms for the referee.
In a week where refereeing has been brought under intense scrutiny, we’re now left with another decision to debate.
I'm not a fan of John Terry, but that was a poor decision to send him off.
— Dougie Masterton (@Masterton9) January 8, 2017
Never thought Terry's tackle was a red, poor decision! #Chelsea
— Luc (@LucoCarter) January 8, 2017
— llechidcelt (@llechidcelt) January 8, 2017
Still don't understand the reasoning behind Terry's sending off. Last man no longer translates to a straight red, IIRC
— Steven (@IMarshela) January 8, 2017
terry off redcard never a red card no way they guy jumped over terry
— ADAM GIDMAN (@Modelkid) January 8, 2017
Great Chelsea performance today but clearly John Terry's playing time is coming to an end.
— Oscar Chavez (@OSCRCHVZ) January 8, 2017
John Terry what a Captain! Gets himself sent off to give a club like Peterborough a chance.
— Dirty David (@DirtyDavidLuiz) January 8, 2017
Shame on the BBC for not showing the Chelsea match so the whole nation could enjoy watching John Terry being sent off. #FACup
— SirBrianCannonHunter (@TheCannonHunter) January 8, 2017
Please John Terry… retire
— Stephen (@stephen1983) January 8, 2017