3 Jan 2015

Chelsea captain John Terry hits out at 'unfair' treatment from match officials

John Terry has hit out at treatment from match officials which he believes is “unfair” to his Chelsea team.

The Blues boss Jose Mourinho claimed last week that there is a ‘clear campaign’ against his players with incidents involving his players diving being highlighted throughout the media.

The Portuguese believes that this is swaying referees into making unfair decisions against his players and his captain Terry agrees.
“There have been a lot of highlights on the television and in the papers as well, which is unfair,” Terry said. “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’.

“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.”
Midfielder Cesc Fabregas was booked for an alleged dive at Southampton when television replays indicated the Spaniard was fouled and a penalty should have been awarded to the West Londoners.

A couple of weeks prior to the incident, both Willian and Diego Costa were booked in the same match for diving while Gary Cahill was also considered lucky not to have received his second yellow card in the match for an apparent blatant dive.

Mourinho however, claimed none of the three’s actions were worthy of a caution.

Credit: Cian O'Callaghan/SetantaSport

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