AVB: Terry has Blues backing

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John Terry has the full support of his manager Andre Villas-Boas, and the rest of the Chelsea dressing room following allegations of a racist slur against QPR defender Anton Ferdinand in Sunday's west London derby.

The Blues captain has categorically denied the accusations, and Villas-Boas is adamant the issue is a complete misunderstanding.

"He has put out his statement and we fully back John," said the Portuguese tactician. "John is a player who [represents] this country to the highest level internationally.

"He is a player of great responsibilities. He said to me the incident was a big misunderstanding. That's why he put his statement out straight away.


"I find it strange when people don't trust the words of a representative from your country."

Villas-Boas claimed Terry and Ferdinand cleared the air in the Chelsea dressing room after the Loftus Road encounter, and as far as he is concerned, that is the end of the matter.

"Anton was present in our dressing room," he added. "For us, it was end of story and it still is. It's just a misunderstanding and something blown out of all proportion.

"People who represent this country should have better and fuller support, [but] the clubs are in touch with each other.

"We have full backing for our player. The rest, we have to wait and see."

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