London: Ahead of England’s friendly match against Sweden, its controversial captain, John Terry, has revealed that he has received messages of support from “across the world” in connection with the intense scrutiny of a police investigation into allegations that he racially abused Queens Park Ranger’s Anton Ferdinand.
Terry said that he was taking inspiration from Dennis Wise, the former Chelsea captain and subject of a few unappealing headlines in his time.
A leading daily quoted Terry, as saying: “From across the world, people, players and managers have been on the phone and been very supportive of me.’’
He added: “It’s nice that the England players have been very supportive, publicly and personally. I am delighted with that. I thank them for that. The players showed we are united together, no matter what.’’
Meanwhile, Coach Fabio Capello has said he was “comfortable, absolutely’’ with Terry returning as captain, after Frank Lampard had done the honours against Spain.