John Terry was given a guard of honour in the 26th minute of the game against Sunderland.
And everyone lost their minds
John Terry retiring at the end of the season has paved way for Antonio Conte to give other players the chance to impress and the lads at Stamford Bridge wanted to make sure he got the sending off he deserved.
The game was stopped for two minutes as he was given a guard of honour by his team-mates, However, the Captains send-off drew widespread criticism, meanwhile with the Football Association have requested information from bookmakers over bets placed on the minute of his substitution.
Football pundits like Jamie Carragher mocked the Blues Captains sending off and the mainstream media added to the demoralizing of the Chelsea veteran.
However, John Terry has fired back at all the critics:
“I couldn’t care less, I promise you. I couldn’t care,” Terry said ahead of Saturday’s FA Cup Final against Arsenal. “All I care about is celebrating with my Chelsea fans.
“Me and them have an unbelievable rapport and have had for 22 years and no-one, whatever you write or someone says or someone’s opinion, can ever get in the way of that.
“So if that’s the way I wanted to go out, that’s the way I go out.
“You know what, because I’ve been 22 years here, won so many trophies, if I wanted to play one minute and come off I would have done. I wanted to play 26 minutes and come off because it, the shirt number.
“The supporters, as long as they are happy, I am over the moon with the reception I got.
“I promise you I couldn’t care a less.”
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