Chelsea skipper remaining tight lipped in fear of ban

Chelsea John Terry fears players can longer be honest regarding refereeing decisionsChelsea captain John Terry remained tight lipped on the penalty decision that could have seen the Stamford Bridge club go into the second leg against Manchester United with one goal apiece.

Chelsea defender Ramires was seen to get the first touch of the ball before being brought down by Patrice Evra but the referee allowed play to continue. Terry, though, was rightly unsure of how much he could say on the matter.

“I think the most frustrating thing for the players is that we can’t come out here and be honest about it. We would face possible bans.

“We’re seeing players receiving bans left, right and centre for speaking honestly after games. You guys lose out, the players can’t be honest and we end up walking on eggshells”.

The Chelsea centre-back continued.

“Unfortunately, I can’t say more about it but it was a clear penalty. Even from 50 or 60 yards away, I could see Ramires got the first touch. After the game, we watched it on the video like everyone else.”

Terry’s careful comments follow that of many players who now refrain from giving their full honest opinion in light of Avram Grant and Sir Alex Ferguson’s recent bans.

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