John Terry's behaviour would have been applauded elsewhere, says Sepp Blatter

11 February 2010 11:35
Fabio Capello axed the Chelsea captain of the England armband last Friday over allegations that he had an extramarital affair with Wayne Bridge's ex-partner but Terry has had support from an unlikely quarter.

Blatter, in Vancouver for the International Olympic Committee's session, joked that in "Latin" countries such as France, Italy and Spain, Terry's conduct may not have been considered a problem.

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Terry was sacked by Capello after a brief meeting with the England manager last week.

The 29 year-old has now been given time off by Chelsea to address the issues in his personal life and will miss his side's FA Cup tie against Cardiff this weekend.

Source: Telegraph