Terry mulls legal action over cigarette packets

England captain John Terry is considering taking legal action

over the apparent use of his image on cigarette packets in

India.

The slightly blurred image of the Chelsea defender has appeared

as part of anti-smoking warnings created by the Indian

government.

”It’s been brought to our attention that an image of our client

has been used on some cigarette packaging without our consent or

knowledge,” Terry’s management company said Tuesday in a

statement. ”We’ve now instructed our legal team to investigate

this matter.”

The Gold Flake cigarette packets with Terry’s apparent image

were on sale in Delhi on Tuesday.

Gold Flake’s manufacturer ITC and Indian government officials

could not be reached for comment.

But an ITC official told the Indian Express newspaper that the

company had simply used anti-smoking warnings prepared by the

Indian government.