"Primarily it's a football decision but football is a national sport and you are a representative of the country. I think Capello has looked at it and thought it could only damage England.
It doesn't take away the fact that he's a very good footballer, very competitive and a natural leader. It may be to England's benefit. John Terry will still act as captain because that's the way he plays his football."
FORMER FA CHIEF DAVID DAVIES
"Capello has taken the view that this couldn't go on. My view is that the FA would have backed Capello whatever decision he had taken.
"I am aware that there were some very strong views within the FA and a number of them were certainly in favour of the decision Capello has taken."
FORMER ENGLAND STRIKER MARK HATELEY
"I think it's probably the right decision. It's all about being 'Team England' at the moment. The first thing (Capello) did when he took over from Steve McClaren was get the dressing room harmonised.
"John is vocal anyway. An armband is an armband but he will be still be a captain by his leadership qualities on the pitch. I think in any England team, be it football, rugby or cricket, you should have 11 captains."
FORMER ENGLAND MIDFIELDER RAY PARLOUR
"We all know he doesn't muck about with decisions. We've got to stick by Fabio Capello because hopefully he will bring the World Cup back to England.
Rio Ferdinand picks up the England armband after Terry's sacking
"John Terry is by far for me the best skipper in the team but Fabio Capello thinks it's best for the squad. Rio Ferdinand will do a great job. If you're going to win the World Cup you don't just need one skipper, you need at least four or five around the pitch.
"Whatever happens in people's private lives, the England football team is a lot bigger."
PFA CHIEF EXECUTIVE GORDON TAYLOR
"It's not been an easy decision for Fabio to make. He'll be hoping that this will now enable the England team to move on and focus on the World Cup.
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