‘I Can Take Criticism From Decent Ex-Players, But Not Him’ – John Terry Gives Robbie Savage The Mother Of All Verbal Maulings

Chris Wright

3rd, November 2015



As John Terry spoke to the press ahead of Chelsea’s Champions League tie against Dynamo Kiev, the subject of criticism was broached.

Terry, who Pies are now seeing in a whole new light, took the opportunity to give gobshite pundit Robbie Savage a verbal mauling – and it was glorious.

Asked about having his performances picked apart on television, Terry replied:

I’ve come under criticism, individually, from certain players and individuals, players I’ve looked up to and played alongside.

I’ve taken that on the chin: Rio, Carra, Neville, the very best I’ve come up against in the game. I take that on the chin.

When others speak, maybe I don’t take it on the chin.

When players have not had a career, played at a really bad level in their career … Robbie Savage being one. He’s dug me out a couple of times.

You take it as a footballer, as an individual. I’ll take it from the Rios, Carraghers and Neville. All day long. From others? Nah.

Told you it was beautiful.

Savage is living proof that it, when it comes to the majority of football media gigs, it doesn’t matter what opinion you hold so long as it’s MASSIVE.

No depth or consideration required. Just empty, impetuous, loud and transparent polemic deployed to provoke reaction.

Sod him. Sod his hair. Sod his Bentley. Sod him.

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  1. SG says:

    So considering Mourinho’s less-than-impressive CV before management, does that mean he won’t take criticism from him?

  2. TravisKOP says:

    I’ll just leave this here https://youtu.be/qo5Id_3AzEI

  3. Straight Dave says:

    Ah, the one player currently playing who’s actually more of a cunt than Savage.

  4. Jeremia says:

    Hm, “the Rios, Carraghers and Neville”, one of the three could actually go with a plural, which one was it…?
    Also: “When others speak, maybe I don’t take it on the chin.” That’s almost Zlatan-level, the ‘maybe’ is used because even Terry can’t fully comprehend his own greatness.

  5. Russ says:

    Yes – so that would be the Rios Grande, de Janeiro, and Ferdinand; Presumably the Gallaghers from Shameless; and Neville Chamberlain (Prime minister, peacenik and Left-Back). I suppose you’d have to sit up and take notice if some geographical landmarks and fictional characters began talking sh*t about you, JT. Good man, that man, what?

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