Chelsea Captain Caught Taking Cash For Tour

Dean Nicholas
By Dean Nicholas Last edited 107 months ago
Chelsea Captain Caught Taking Cash For Tour

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A sting by the News of the World apparently shows England and Chelsea captain John Terry accepting £10,000 in return for a behind-the-scenes tour of Chelsea's training facilities in Cobham.

In a video on the red-top's website, Terry, accompanied by ticket tout Tony Bruce (a man known in the business as "Tony Ticket") appears to accept a payment from undercover Screws reporters. Evidently aware of the questionable nature of the transaction, Bruce makes it explicit that, should anyone ask about it, Terry's name is not to be mentioned.

Via an artfully precise statement, Chelsea strenuously deny that Terry has done anything wrong, and manager Carlo Ancellotti has also defended his captain. But coming weeks after it emerged that Terry had hired a marketing company to produce a campaign extolling his virtues as a potential "brand leader", it's another hint at what seems to be a strain of avarice in a player who, from his club salary alone, trousers £175,000 each week (although it should be noted that, in the video, Terry does promise to give his £8,000 cut to charity).

Last Updated 21 December 2009