Terry would have been applauded overseas for affair, claims Blatter

12 February 2010 07:47
John Terry would have been applauded in some countries rather than sacked as national team captain for having an alleged affair, according to FIFA president Sepp Blatter.[LNB]Terry was fired by England head coach Fabio Capello after a week of negative headlines about the defender's alleged affair with Wayne Bridge's ex-partner butthe Chelsea player has had support from an unlikely quarter.[LNB] The getaway: Terry is whisked straight onto his Dubai bound flight at Heathrow[LNB]Blatter, in Vancouver for the International Olympic Committee'ssession, joked that in countries such as France, Italy and Spain,Terry's conduct may not have been considered a problem.[LNB]Blatter told Press Association Sport: 'Listen, this is a specialapproach in the Anglo-Saxon countries. If this had happened in let'ssay Latin countries then I think he would have been applauded.'[LNB]He has been allowed to miss Chelsea's FA Cup match against Cardiff thisSaturday to take some time off after a series of stories relating tohis private life.[LNB] Waiting game: Terry was at fault in Chelsea's defeat at Everton on Wednesday night with his attentions switching to a looming showdown with his wife Toni[LNB] Chelsea assistant manager Ray Wilkins said Terry discussed taking a break from club duties with manager Carlo Ancelotti.[LNB]Terry was sacked by Capello after a brief meeting with the England manager lastweek.[LNB]The 29-year-old has now been given time off by Chelsea to addressthe issues in his personal life and will miss his side's FA Cup tieagainst Cardiff this weekend.[LNB]Chelsea assistant manager Ray Wilkins said: 'He will not play this weekend. Carlo Ancelotti is giving him a bit of time off.[LNB] The fear: Troubled Terry is set to discover his marriage fate as he leaves London[LNB]'"They just had a little chat, John and Carlo, and decided that would be the best for all concerned.'[LNB]Terry's wife fled last week to Dubai, where she has beenpictured on the beach following allegations that her husband had anextra-marital affair with lingerie model Vanessa Perroncel, theex-partner of England team-mate and Manchester City left-back Wayne Bridge.[LNB]Terry had a serious look on his face as he was escorted to the plane at London's Heathrow airport shortly after 8.30am.[LNB]  PICTURE SPECIAL: Troubled Terry jets off to Dubai for marriage showdownTerry given time off for bad behaviour: Chelsea defender will miss FA Cup tie Chelsea still doing it my way, says former Blues boss Jose MourinhoCHELSEA FC

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