Ref defends Terry caution

09 April 2009 11:52
Danish referee Claus Bo Larsen insists he was right to show Chelsea's John Terry a yellow card on Wednesday night. The booking, picked up during the Blues' 3-1 victory over Liverpool in the UEFA Champions League, will rule the centre-half out of the second leg of the quarter-final tie. The England skipper has questioned the decision, believing he had every right to challenge for the ball in a tangle with Reds keeper Jose Reina. However, having lunged in slightly on the Spanish shot-stopper, Larsen believes he was left with no option but to caution Terry. "Of course he is a little bit bitter, since he will miss the return game, but he could have avoided running into the keeper on purpose," the match official told "This was purely calculated and I have no doubts this was the right decision."

Source: SKY_Sports