Blues skipper Terry hits back at Bell

Blues skipper Terry hits back at Bell

Published Feb. 28, 2010 11:40 p.m. ET

Chelsea skipper John Terry has hit back at Manchester City striker Craig Bellamy over a television jibe about his conduct.

Although Terry has remained silent about the alleged affair with Wayne Bridge's former girlfriend Vanessa Perroncel, which cost him the England captaincy and a long-time friendship, he felt Bellamy's attack after Chelsea's 4-2 defeat to Manchester City was a step too far.

Given his own chequered past, Bellamy knew he was leaving himself open to a counter punch when he claimed: "Everybody in football knows what the guy is like. But that is off the field."

And while Terry is clearly not in the mood for an in-depth discussion about their respective personal lives, he felt Bellamy's snide comment could not go unchallenged.

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

Given the bad blood that so obviously now exists between Terry and certain members of the City squad, it is probably just as well Roberto Mancini's men did not book a return visit to Stamford Bridge in the FA Cup next week.

That was the prize on offer in their replay with Stoke last Wednesday but it is now the Potteries outfit, minus Ryan Shawcross, who will slug it out for a place in the semi-finals.