Terry believes that refereeing decisions are being influenced by the media.
Chelsea captain John Terry has added his voice to that of his manager Jose Mourinho, report the Guardian, with the experienced centre back also feeling that the Blues are getting the short end of the stick when it comes to refereeing decisions – something that is being influenced by the media.
Chelsea were certainly denied a clear penalty when Cesc Fabregas was booked for diving following a foul by Matt Targett in the draw at Southampton, whilst they also had a good shout for a handball in the shocking 5-3 New Year’s Day defeat to Tottenham Hotspur, something that has not gone unnoticed by Terry:
“There have been a lot of highlights on the television and in the papers as well, which is unfair. I think the refs have to come into the games with a clear mind and judge each game as it is. You can’t go into a game thinking ‘someone did this, someone did that’,” he said.”
“There are reputations out there, but the referees have got to come into it with a clear mind and I think the last two games we have been denied two clear penalties.”
Terry’s comments follow on from those of Mourinho in the aftermath of the St. Mary’s stalemate, in which he said there was a ‘campaign’ against his side regarding the number of yellow cards they were receiving for diving and the media scrutiny that had gone with them.