STATEMENT: John Terry Issues Apology…
Chelsea skipper John Terry has apologised to fans who believed he was due to open a pet shop in London yesterday.
The experienced defender had been expected to mark the opening of Reptile Kingdom on Ewell Road after he had completed training at the club’s training ground, which is in nearby Cobham.
Owner Terrence Clark revealed he had organised the England captain’s appearance through a mutual acquaintance, but Terry insists that he had not agreed to make an appearance. He said in a statement:
“There appears to be some confusion regarding my attendance at an opening of a pet shop today in Surbiton.
“For the avoidance of doubt, I had not agreed to attend the opening of this or any other shop today.
“I had been asked if I would consider the opportunity and declined on two separate occasions. That is as far as the matter went.
“No agreement was made for me to attend or any plans put in place by me or the football club.
“Any advertising or announcements to say I would be attending were made without my knowledge or consent.
“I very much regret any distress or disappointment that may have been suffered by the public.”
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