Chelsea defender John Terry may have played his last game for the club today.
The future of the Blues skipper is currently up in the air, with the 35-year-old former England captain not yet having been offered a new deal by the club.
Terry has been linked with a move abroad, with the USA a likely destination.
If he does leave Chelsea at the end of the season, then today would not have been the way he would have wanted to go.
Chelsea slipped to a surprise 3-2 defeat to Sunderland, handing the Black Cats a boost in the race to beat relegation, and Terry was also sent off in the 95th minute for a second yellow card.
The red card carries an automatic one-match ban, with the extra ban coming due to it being his second sending off of the season.
It means Terry will miss Chelsea’s final two games of the Premier League season, against Liverpool and champions Leicester City.
It would be a sad end to an illustrious Chelsea career for Terry, who has won a host of trophies since making his Chelsea debut in 1998.
In addition to making over 700 appearances for the club, Terry has won four Premier League titles, five FA Cups, three League Cups, two Community Shields, the Europa League and the Champions League.
He has been named in the PFA Premier League Team of the Year on four occasions, and voted PFA Players’ Player of the Year in the 2004-05 season.
Ominously, Terry announced in February: “It’s not going to be a fairytale ending.”
By Steve Osborne @BlizzardSteve75