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John Terry Replies To Criticism Of Picture With Roman Abramovich

Ryan Sidle

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John Terry Replies To Criticism Of Picture With Roman Abramovich

John Terry has hit back at the MP who criticised his picture with Roman Abramovich, calling out the politician for his history in government.

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Terry was criticised by Chris Bryant, after the former Chelsea captain posted a picture with him alongside Abramovich, in the wake of the announcement the Russian would sell the club.

The 55-year-old made the decision in the wake of Vladimir Putin declaring war on Ukraine, with the possibility of sanctions against the billionaire hanging over him.

Bryant, the MP for Rhondda, in Wales, was the first politician to call for sanctions on the Blues owner to include seizing the Premier League club off him.

After that he wasn't happy with Terry's social media post, and now the ex England centre back has responded, criticising Bryant's role in the expenses scandal and voting on the Iraq war.

"The same MP that claimed fortunes in expenses of the tax payers money. Also the same MP who voted that we invade Iraq," Terry tweeted in reply to a Chelsea fan who had defended the 41-year-old.

Abramovich's era at Stamford Bridge began in 2003 and he has seen unprecedented success in west London since his arrival, for a team that were previously only top four challengers and occasional cup winners.

They won their first Premier League title in 2005, the first time they were English champions in 50 years and they've gone on to win five league titles in all.

The billionaire also helped the team win several FA Cup and League Cup trophies, and have captured two Champions Leagues and two Europa League titles.

It's no surprise that his players have backed the Russian, despite everything that's going on in the world, especially as he continues to deny any involvement with Putin.

Abramovich and Terry together. Image: PA Images
Abramovich and Terry together. Image: PA Images

Fans have also been upset with the news that their owner, who has brought all the success back to Stamford Bridge in the past 19 years, is having to sell.

Club legend Pat Nevin has criticised those fans, and past players, for their 'tears' and told them to 'put the violins away' over the team having to find a new owner.

It remains to be seen who will buy the club from Abramovich, but the Russian is said to be looking for around £4 billion in order to sell up.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Chelsea, John Terry, Russia, Premier League

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