Chelsea skipper John Terry has offered his condolences to former England teammate Rio Ferdinand after the death of his wife Rebecca Ellison to breast cancer.
During an interview with Sky Sports, Terry took the time out from his side’s title-winning celebrations to send condolences to the Queens Park Rangers defender and their three children.
“Just before we finish, I’d like to on behalf of myself and everyone at Chelsea send our condolences to Rio Ferdinand and his family,” Terry is quoted as saying by The Daily Mail.
Terry and Ferdinand developed a strong partnership in the heart of the England defence under former Sven Goran-Eriksson, however the pair fell out after Terry was handed a four-match ban by the FA after being found guilty of racially abusing Ferdinand’s brother, Anton.
During Saturday’s game between Manchester United and West Bromwich Albion at Old Trafford, fans engaged in applause during the fifth minute of the match in a strong show of support for the former United number five.
QPR attacker Leroy Fer showed his own support for his teammate after revealing a shirt with the words ‘Stay strong family Ferdinand’ emblazoned on it during his side’s 2-1 loss to Liverpool on Saturday.