Controversial club captain John Terry is leaving Chelsea at the end of this season after not being offered a new contract by the London-based side – and these are the best jokes.
Shortly after the final whistle of their FA Cup win at MK Dons on Sunday, the 35-year-old defender confirmed:
Ideally I would have loved to stay, but the club’s moving in a different direction.
They said that when the new manager comes in, things might change.
It’s a no at the minute. I needed to know now like I have done every January and sometimes it takes a couple of months to get done.
It’s not going to be a fairytale ending. I’m not going to retire at Chelsea, which it took me a couple of days to get over.
And Sky Sports provided further details:
— Sky Sports News HQ (@SkySportsNewsHQ) January 31, 2016
Now, on with the jokes after the announcement that John Terry is leaving Chelsea at the end of this season:
John Terry to leave Chelsea with Pato"s wife.
— My name's Dave. (@bdope43) January 31, 2016
John Terry confirms he's leaving Chelsea. Lets have a look at some of his highlights. pic.twitter.com/K5ALlqeiEc
— Paddy (@VieiraPaddy) January 31, 2016
Last season at Chelsea for John Terry.
Not sure everyone will miss him.. pic.twitter.com/zHUkM9UYAy
— Soccer St. (@SoccerSt_) January 31, 2016
— James Buckley (@James_Buckley) January 31, 2016
— Harry (@Harry_Hazard) January 31, 2016
@MenInBlazers I feel like it’s going to be Orlando City.
Florida is where everyone goes to retire.
— Dan Dormer (@dandormer) January 31, 2016
Love John Terry more than the vast majority of my family
— The Truth GG5 (@GorjusGeorge5) January 31, 2016
Chelsea fans are already preparing their farewell party for John Terry pic.twitter.com/q4QD4q7yxu
— Mr Marmite DT © (@DeejayDt) January 31, 2016
Tributes continue to pour in following the John Terry announcement pic.twitter.com/oLJyjJ7Cz3
— BBC SPORT (@BBCSPERT) January 31, 2016
Love him or hate him… you should probably hate John Terry
— James Stokes (@Stokesey84) January 31, 2016
John terry is not racist
Please believe this
— leon knight (@LeonKnight_) January 31, 2016
John Terry is to retire. He wants to spend more time with his team mates' wives.
— Unnamed Insider (@Unnamedinsider) January 31, 2016
Is it true John Terry is leaving to be Trumps speech writer?
— Christian O'Connell (@OC) January 31, 2016
John Terry is leaving Chelsea but will still turn up to any finals they make in the future in full kit.
— iain morris (@iainkevanmorris) January 31, 2016
— Uber Chelsea FC (@UberCheIseaFC) January 31, 2016
Gutted. Sad news. No choice now but to name our daughter, expected in June, John Terry
— James (@jayrassic_CFC) January 31, 2016
— Bleacher Report UK (@br_uk) January 31, 2016
John Terry reduced to tears, you say? pic.twitter.com/WSk8pX9jAH
— Phil Costa (@CostAFC_) January 31, 2016