Chelsea long-serving captain John Terry started his last Premier League game in Chelsea colours in Chelsea’s 5-1 victory over Sunderland at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.
Terry was substituted after 26th minute (in honour of his jersey number “26”) but many pundits have criticised the move by Chelsea.
However, Chelsea legend Pat Nevin have revealed his disappointment over comments made by pundits about Terry’s substitution and he revealed most of the comments seemed personal, targeted and unfair.
“It was our party and we had a great time, unfortunately others were looking in and apparently couldn’t cope with the fun we were having,” Nevin wrote on Chelsea’s official website.
“So what was the biggest story? Apparently JT leaving the field after 26 minutes to the applause and thanks of the fans and the appreciation of his team-mates.
“I will not add to the nonsense other than to say that there are far more important things to get angry about these days, and I strongly believe that no other player in the game would have received such a negative and, at times, vitriolic reaction from parts of the media and beyond.
“It seemed personal, targeted, unfair and not a reflection of the day and its emotions.”