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Capello admits controversy over Chelsea's Terry forced him to resign

Fabio Capello admits he resigned as England coach over the John Terry affair.

The Chelsea skipper had the England captaincy withdrawn over allegations of racism.

"I was very happy in England, as it's a magnificent place to work and to play football. It was a lovely experience, London is a spectacular city where you can find everything and the rapport with clubs and players was wonderful until the moment the Terry affair exploded," said Capello.

"I could not understand why they should take the armband off Terry, seeing as I had only just given it back to him and the judge would only deliver a verdict on July 9. I did not agree, so I resigned, because in my view someone is innocent until proven guilty. I asked them to wait for the case to be heard and then see."

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