Chelsea Boss Andre Villas-Boas Denies John Terry Got Booked On Purpose Against Wolves

Alan Duffy

29th, November 2011

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By Alan Duffy


John Terry and controversy are old friends at this stage, aren’t they? His Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas has now denied that his captain  got booked on purpose against Wolves at the weekend.

JT was on four bookings and therefore just one away from suspension, when he was cautioned by referee Lee Mason for taking way too long over a throw late on in the game. That means that the England man now only misses tonight’s Carling Cup game against Liverpool rather than next weekend’s league clash with Newcastle United.

AVB said: “Terry got a yellow card from a throw-in. Ashley Cole was looking for the best options and couldn’t find any so Terry’s out on Tuesday. It wasn’t a deliberate yellow card as they’re not allowed by UEFA. Frank Lampard was also on four yellow cards and we didn’t force it.”

The fact that, after receiving the yellow, JT didn’t even take the throw, does make it look like a a clear case of gamesmanship to me, but is AVB right?

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  1. Nuno says:

    I still believe taking a yellow card on purpose to miss a game shouldn’t be penalised, if he wanted he could do a harsh tackle on purpose to get a yellow and you know JT wouldn’t have any problem doing that…

  2. Redskywalker says:

    Are you ******* kidding me?? Lol, how blatant was it?! He was watching the ref the whole time! Im glad he didn’t get one hacking a player down, but for the manager to deny it is rediculous.
    ‘Spose any admission would result in a fine though..

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