John Terry made an explosive
The former England captain, 40, joined the microblogging site to the delight of fans and while many of his messages have been supportive, a handful of his tweets have seen him hit out at critics and even slam their partners.
As well as branding fans’ wives pigs, he also responded to a swipe which alluded to his alleged 2009 affair with his then-teammate Wayne Bridge’s partner Vanessa Perroncel, after a fan asked: ‘How many wives you banged this year?’
While many were making negative references to his past, others were showing his idol status with a slew of fans showing their tattoo tributes to the star.
Here he is: John Terry made an explosive Twitter debut this month as he shared a series of shocking, tongue-in-cheek exchanges with fans
That was then: As well as branding fans’ wives pigs, he also responded to a swipe which alluded to his alleged 2009 affair with his then-teammate Wayne Bridge’s partner Vanessa Perroncel (John, Vanessa and Wayne seen in 2007)
John, who has been married to his childhood sweetheart Toni since 2007, is yet to be verified on Twitter under the handle @John2606Terry and later under @JohnTerry26 but has responded to a number of messages insisting his account was legitimate.
When he was welcomed to Twitter by cricketer Kevin Pietersen, a follower penned: ‘Best make sure wife doesnt [sic] follow him’ in reference to his rumoured romance with his former teammate Wayne’s partner.
In an acerbic reply, the football legend cruelly referenced the follower’s own wife, writing: ‘Your [sic] safe, just seen yours on your account’ — with a pig emoji.
It was then that a follower enquired over his ‘banging wives’, after which he crudely responded: ‘Ask your missus’, in a tongue in cheek jibe.
Shock: John wrote that he is ‘not surprised’ that a fan ‘doesn’t ride’ his wife and left a pig emoji on the post
The official Twitter account for West Norwood Football Club then jumped to his defense over the ‘banging wives’ commenters.
Officials behind the page penned: ‘Wonder how many reply-chasers are gonna be double original and ask John Terry about banging wives?’ alongside a GIF of Steve Carell’s The Office character Michael Scott looking exasperated.
He also branded a fan a ‘donut’ after his grammar errors were highlighted.
One fan insisted that wife Terri would confiscate John’s phone if she saw him ‘being a menace’ on Twitter, alongside an image of the Obamas.
Oh… In one of his exchanges, a follower penned: ‘Best make sure wife doesnt [sic] follow him’, about Kevin Pietersen, to which the football legend cruelly responded: ‘Your [sic] safe, just seen yours on your account’ — with a pig emoji attached
Responding: West Norwood Football Club’s official Twitter account jumped to John’s defense and insisted the ‘banging wives’ jibes were the work of ‘reply chasers’
Oh dear… Others joked that Terri would confiscate John’s phone when she saw him being ‘a menace’ on Twitter, with an accompanying image of the Obamas
Sporting champs: One fan compared tennis champion Emma Raducanu to John in a meme
Not all the messages were negative however as a slew of fans were delighted to see him on the site and also that he was interacting with his followers.
He also shared a picture of his office, showing a board to map out tactics and a vast cabinet heaving with his many accolades and trophies over the years.
John then shared a selfie and revealed he was working towards responding to his fans, writing: ‘Sat on the Train replying to as many as I can on Twitter’.
Awkward: One fan poked fun at the fact Wayne would be monitoring John’s account
Iconic: One user shared a meme of Drake as they joked about John’s recent tweets
Half time show: Delighted fans sat back and checked their mentions as John continued to post
Sharing an image of a fan’s tattoo tribute to him – boasting his name and accolades on his legs – he penned a heartwrenching response.
John wrote: ‘Unbelievable This Blue heart. So grateful and proud to have had an impact on people’s lives , giving everything for our club’.
Yet more fans shared images of their many tattoos paying tribute to the star.
Celebrity support: Jeremy Vine seemed pleased to see John had joined the Twitter community
Famous friends: Oldham Athletic player David Wheater was also delighted to see John online
Nice! He also shared a picture of his office, showing a board to map out tactics and a vast cabinet heaving with his many accolades and trophies over the years
Reaching out: John then shared a selfie and revealed he was working towards responding to his fans, writing: ‘Sat on the Train replying to as many as I can on Twitter’
The crass references come over a decade after the explosive story in which John was named as having an affair with the ex-girlfriend of team-mate Wayne.
The then-England captain wed Toni in 2007, while Bridge is understood to have split with French-born underwear model Perroncel at the end of 2009.
He had won a gagging order stopping the public learning about the alleged affair but the injunction was lifted in 2010. Both John and Wayne, who is now married to The Saturdays’ Frankie Bridge, both played together at Chelsea and with England.
Shocker: The former England captain, 40, joined the microblogging site to the delight of fans and while many of his messages have been supportive, a handful of his tweets have seen him hit out at critics and even slam their partners (John in 2010)
Oops: He also branded a fan a ‘donut’ after his grammar errors were highlighted
Ouch! John took aim at Swiss footballer Dan Ndoye claiming the player ‘needs to own a toothbrush’ after one fan quipped that Dan had ‘owned’ John
Taking no prisoners: The footballer then took aim at rival club Manchester United as he insisted they couldn’t keep up to Chelsea’s standard
His so-called ‘super-injunction’ was granted by a High Court judge under human rights laws. He had successfully claimed that exposing his alleged infidelity would be a breach of his right to a ‘private and family life’.
The judge, Mr Justice Tugendhat, lifted the injunction however saying: ‘I do not consider that an interim injunction is necessary or proportionate…
‘Having regard to the level of gravity of the interference with the private life of the applicant that would occur in the event that there is a publication of the fact of the relationship, or that [the applicant] can rely in this case on the interference with the private life of anyone else.’
Inked-up: Sharing an image of a fan’s tattoo tribute to him – boasting his name and accolades on his legs – he penned a heartwrenching response
Proud: Tattoo tributes were a recurrent theme of the Twitter exchanges
Not bothered: Despite causing a furore online, John didn’t seem too fussed as he returned to Twitter on Tuesday to share a video of himself playing golf
Mr Justice Tugendhat granted the interim order to lawyers acting for LNS – as Terry is identified on court papers – at a private hearing in London at the time.
He said that it should remain in force until he delivered his decision on the application, which he gave in writing.
The order covered the fact of a specified personal relationship between Terry and the named person, details about it including certain specific consequences, information leading to the identification of Terry or the other person and any photographs relating to it.
His love: John has been married to his childhood sweetheart Toni Poole since 2007
Giving his reasons for refusing to renew the injunction, the judge said: ‘I accept that the information sought to be protected is not in the public domain in the sense that there is nothing left to be protected.
‘But the evidence is that there has been wide circulation amongst those involved in the sport in question, including agents and others, and not just amongst those directly engaged in the sport.
‘If the injunction ought otherwise be granted, I would not refuse it on this basis. But the fact that the information has become as widely available to so many people, means that an injunction is less necessary or proportionate than would otherwise be the case.
‘Further, if – as I think likely – the real concern of the applicant in this case is the effect of publication upon the sponsorship business, then damages would be an adequate remedy if Terry succeeds at trial.’
Shock: He hit headlines alongside Vanessa and Wayne (the former couple seen in 2010)
Former friends: John and Wayne are pictured in 2006
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