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Terry celebrates trophy win in full kit - again

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John Terry has risked the ire of football fans the world over once more - by helping Chelsea celebrate their Europa League victory in full kit despite the fact he didn't play in the final win against Benfica.

The Chelsea defender sparked a million internet memes after celebrating the Blues'  Champions League final win against Bayern Munich last season in full kit, despite the fact he played no part in the victory.

That prompted numerous mocked up images to appear on the internet, including the Chelsea man crashing the royal wedding and Barack Obama's inauguration as President in his full strip.

Terry was once more ruled out of a European final last night, this time with an ankle injury, and was forced to watch from the sidelines in a suit as his team-mates beat Benfica 2-1 in Amsterdam.

However he soon emerged back on the pitch soon after the final whistle had blown in his full kit, and was photographed parading the trophy around the pitch with his team-mates.

In fairness to the Chelsea skipper, Marko Marin, Oriol Romeu and Ryan Betrand all helped celebrate the win in full-kit despite not featuring, while Wayne Rooney also celebrated Manchester United's title in full regalia last week.

Terry also featured in six of Chelsea's Europa League games this season, and scored in his side's 3-1 win over Steaua Bucharest in March.

Chelsea's win over Benfica last night, secured by goals from Fernando Torres and Branislav Ivanovic, will be interim manager Rafa Benitez's penultimate game in charge of the west London club. 

The Spaniard, drafted in as a temporary replacement following Roberto di Matteo's exit in November, will take charge of the Blues' game against Everton on the last day of the season before stepping down, with Jose Mourinho tipped to return to Stamford Bridge.

Benitez, who has struggled to gain popularity with Chelsea fans because of his affiliation with Liverpool, said he was delighted to be going out on a high.

"It is something you have got to be proud of as a manager," he said.

The 53-year-old added: "Everyone has their own opinions [about is appointment] but I have received a lot of messages from Chelsea fans who see we are working hard and doing a good job," said the 53-year-old.

"They say we have to carry on and not listen to the other people, so that's the main thing for me - concentrating on my job.

"If some people are happy then fine. For some people who are not as happy then that's up to them."

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