John Terry set to wear Anti Racism armband

Disgraced Chelsea captain John Terry looks set to return to the side for their Champions League tie and will wear the FARE anti racism armband.

With the defender managing to hold onto his armband for the Blues he will be required by UEFA to wear the Captains ‘Unite Against Racism’ armband according to BBC sport after UEFA stated that “Every team will be accompanied on to the pitch by children wearing ‘Unite Against Racism’ T-shirts and the captains will be asked to wear a ‘Unite Against Racism’ branded armband.”

After mass criticism over the Kick it Out campaign during the anti racism week seeing Terry wear such an armband looks set to turn the spotlight to the Football Against Racism in Europe campaign.

Terry is of course in the middle of serving a 4 match ban issued by the FA for his use of racially offensive language to a fellow player and has also received a fine and internal sanctions from Chelsea FC yet has been allowed to keep the skipper’s armband and has according to manager Di Matteo “certainly learned his lesson” with regards to future conduct and remains the “leader” at the club who lifted the Champions League trophy in Munich last season.

Despite manager Di Matteo claiming he has “never been concerned” over selecting Terry, it remains to be seen how Terry’s donning of the armband will be received on Tuesday night.