John Terry has been stripped of the England captaincy for the second time. The Chelsea skipper, who this week pleaded not guilty to the race charges, is set to go on trial on July 9th and the FA were subsequently forced to make a decision as to whether Terry was right to lead the country at the Euros. The FA board took a vote and John Terry found out this morning that he will no longer wear the three lions armband. Fabio Capello is still free to pick Terry in his squad, should the Italian see fit.
Elsewhere in the news Mikel Arteta feels Arsenal need to up their game; Carlos Tevez has refuted claims that he called Manchester City comical, while Mark Hughes hits out at the Anton Ferdinand race row dragging on.
Harry Redknapp has been insulted by claims that he lied to the jurors in his High Court case. The Tottenham manager took exception to such suggestions claiming he is the most un-greedy person you will ever meet in your life – Guardian
Carlos Tevez has refuted claims that he called his club Manchester City comical. The Argentine believes he was misquoted in the German publication, Kicker – Guardian
Mikel Arteta says that Arsenal need to pull their finger out, if they want to be achieve a top four finish this season. The North Londoners currently find themselves 5pts adrift of 4th place Chelsea – Guardian
Vincent Kompany claims that Manchester City has the mental toughness to win the title this season, despite a recent run of poor form – Daily Telegraph
John Terry has been stripped of the England captaincy in light of his trial – Daily Mail
Shola Ameobi is the latest player to be racially abused via his facebook page. The police are investigating the issue seeking to find those responsible – Independent
Mark Hughes has hit out at the decision to delay John Terry’s trial even further. The QPR manager claims it is the club and Anton Ferdinand that are set to suffer as this race row continues to drag on – Independent
Sir Alex Ferguson has targeted Diacko Fofana to strengthen his defensive options. The Nice right back is reportedly available for £5m – Daily Mail
Juventus have earmarked Luis Suarez as a potential replacement for Del Piero – Daily Star
Andre-Pierre Gignac revealed that he turned down a January move to Everton as it wasn’t for him – Metro
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