Terry snaps back at Bellamy

Blues skipper responds to criticism from City striker

Bellamy & Terry: Bad blood

John Terry has hit back at the critical comments aimed in his direction by Manchester City striker Craig Bellamy.

"People in glass houses should not throw stones."

John Terry on Craig Bellamy

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Outspoken Bellamy aired his opinion on the Chelsea skipper after helping City to a crucial 4-2 victory at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

In the wake of allegations suggesting Terry was involved in an affair with the former girlfriend of Wayne Bridge, Bellamy was quick to offer his support to his Eastlands team-mate.

The two men at the centre of the scandal did not shake hands ahead of the crunch clash in the capital, with the matter threatening to undermine events in the game itself.

The issue was still on Bellamy's mind come the end of the match, with the Wales international saying of Terry: "Everybody in football knows what the guy is like. But that is off the field."

Retort

Terry has now responded to the jibe by suggesting Bellamy needs to take a look at his own conduct before commenting on others.

"People in glass houses should not throw stones," the Chelsea captain said.

While the high-profile meeting of Terry and Bridge has now passed, allowing everyone to move on, the matter has had far reaching consequences.

Bridge has already pulled himself out of England reckoning, and will miss this summer's World Cup in South Africa as a result, but his City team-mate Gareth Barry is hoping the issue will not have an adverse affect on spirits within the Three Lions camp.

"Of course, I am sad to see Wayne has pulled out of the England squad," said the midfielder.

Respect

"He is a great player and would improve the squad and team when he plays. But like many other people have said I respect his decision.

"You can't imagine yourself in that position and what you'd do unless it happens to you.

"Being the person Wayne is, he didn't want to rub anything in.

"He used to play for Chelsea, he kept his emotions to himself and his performance was brilliant.

He added: "It's personal issues and as professionals you have to put it aside, once we are together it will all be forgotten and we will try to win a game of football because that is what it is all about."

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