Chelsea skipper Terry denies pet shop opening claims

John Terry has been forced to explain himself to Chelsea fans after some were led to believe he would open a pet shop, reports the Daily Telegraph.

Over 200 fans had attended the opening of Reptile Kingdom in Surbiton, Surrey, expecting to see their captain cut the ribbon, however Terry insists no agreement had been made: “For the avoidance of doubt, I had not agreed to attend the opening of this or any other shop today.”

Terrence Clark, owner of the pet shop, said Terry’s supposed appearance had been organised through a mutual friend but this has been denied by the centre-back.

“I had been asked if I would consider the opportunity and declined on two separate occasions. That is as far as the matter went.”

Terry, currently caught up in racism allegations after a clash with QPR’s Anton Ferdinand in Sunday’s ill tempered 1-0 defeat, is no stranger to negative press. However, he will have to remain focused on matters on the pitch as the Blues prepare for Saturday’s crucial encounter against improving Arsenal at Stamford Bridge.

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