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John Terry hits back at Craig Bellamy over comments

1 March 10 10:09 GMT

Chelsea's John Terry has hit back at Craig Bellamy after the Welshman's comments about him following Manchester City's win at Stamford Bridge.

Striker Bellamy scored twice in City's 4-2 victory on Saturday and made a blunt attack on the former England captain's off-field behaviour.

"I know what JT is like, everybody in football knows what he is like. That's off the field," stated Bellamy.

"People in glass houses should not throw stones," said Terry in response.

Bellamy's comments added further frustration to Blues skipper Terry, who was arguably at fault for at least one of the Manchester City goals.

Defender Terry also suffered the ignominy of seeing Bridge publicly refuse his offer of a handshake before the game.

Bridge's snub went down badly with the Stamford Bridge crowd and the former Chelsea star was booed by the home fans, a development that baffled some of his Manchester City team-mates.

"I don't know why the crowd reacted the way it did," said Manchester City captain Shay Given. "I don't see what he has done wrong."

"Being the person Wayne is, he didn't want to rub anything in," added Bridge's Manchester City and England team-mate Gareth Barry.

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

Bridge announced last week that he did not want to be considered for England's upcoming friendly with Egypt on Wednesday, and also ruled himself out of the World Cup.

His decision followed allegations that Terry had an affair with his ex-girlfriend.

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

"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."

England coach Fabio Capello said on Saturday that he had not given up hope that Bridge might change his mind and feature in his second World Cup.

The Italian also confirmed that Terry will not regain the captaincy while he is in charge of the England team.

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