As calls for Terry to step down or be sacked continue, Docherty said: 'I think he should continue as England captain and as an England player.
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'Chelsea have set the example by letting him carry on in his present position at Stamford Bridge and quite rightly so.
'It's been left with [Fabio] Capello to make the decision. That's good because the people at the Football Association are the last to judge anyone. They don't know anything about football in the first place.
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'Over the last few years other managers' behaviour comes into question as well.
'I know John who is a marvellous professional, a marvellous player and a marvellous captain. He's done what hundreds of thousand of people are doing. He should be judged on his playing ability and leave it at that.'
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