Journalists and fans react to John Terry’s “bizarre” mid-game guard of honour

It is fair to say that emotions were running high at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.

John Terry, captain, leader and legend of Chelsea signed off after two decades of service to the club. Despite a comfortable win for the champions and a celebratory crowning moment, many on social media were intrigued by the way the former England man departed the pitch.

DuringĀ the 26th minute of the game, Sunderland intentionally kicked the ball out of play, allowing John Terry to be substituted and the entire Chelsea team to form a guard of honour for the 36-year-old as he left the pitch.

While some were happy to let the moment pass and considered it a fitting tribute to a man who has served his club superbly, others were bemused and moaned at a lack of professionalism.

Twitter was awash with opinionĀ on Sunday evening from journalists, pundits and fans as to whether the moment was deserved or self-indulgent…