Calls for Chelsea's Terry to be sacked as England captain

There are calls for Chelsea skipper John Terry to be sacked as England captain. Doncaster Rovers' chairman John Ryan, who has made his views clear to the FA, is "disgusted" that Mark Halsey's red card was wiped out and claims that plenty of football insiders, including other club chairmen, agree with him. Ryan said: "Mark Halsey is a first-class referee whose decisions should be backed by the FA. Instead they capitulate at the first sign of flak. It's in danger of becoming a thug's charter if you can get away with doing what Terry did.

There are calls for Chelsea skipper John Terry to be sacked as England captain.

Doncaster Rovers' chairman John Ryan, who has made his views clear to the FA, is "disgusted" that Mark Halsey's red card was wiped out and claims that plenty of football insiders, including other club chairmen, agree with him.

Ryan said: "Mark Halsey is a first-class referee whose decisions should be backed by the FA. Instead they capitulate at the first sign of flak. It's in danger of becoming a thug's charter if you can get away with doing what Terry did.

"You suspect that Alex Ferguson was right when he said it wouldn't have happened if the club in question had been Manchester United. Not everybody in the game thinks the FA were right to reverse the decision, far from it.

"I've spoken to plenty of people who thought that Mark Halsey made the right call. Other referees will feel undermined by this. Halsey deserved to get the full support of the FA. I'm not sure how this reflects on their new regime of respect.

"John Terry's action was certainly not that of an England skipper. Billy Wright would have lost the captaincy for good if he had done something like that. It's sets a terrible example to youngsters. I've told the FA but I don't expect to hear back."

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