ENGLAND boss Fabio Capello has said he “absolutely” disagrees with the F.A’s decision to strip John Terry of the England captaincy.
He reportedly told RAI: “I spoke with the chairman and I told him that I don’t think someone can be punished until it becomes official.”
Saying it is: “going to be civil justice, not sports justice, to decide if John Terry committed that crime.”
He is also reported to have said: “I thought it fair that John Terry keeps the captain’s armband.”
This is likely to cause a lot of controversy as many have called on Capello to drop Terry, not just strip him of his captaincy.
Terry was involved in an incident with QPR defender Anton Ferdinand, where he is believed to have racially abused the defender. Anton is the younger brother of Rio Ferdinand, who has ruled himself out of replacing Terry.
It isn’t the first time Terry has been stripped of the England captaincy. In 2010 he was removed as skipper following rumours of an affair with the girlfriend of his team mate Wayne Bridge.