Chelsea captain Terry admits telling ref to send-off Flores

Chelsea captain John Terry admits he told ref Phil Dowd to send off Chico Flores during victory over Swansea City.
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Chelsea captain John Terry admits he told ref Phil Dowd to send off Chico Flores during victory over Swansea City.

Flores committed two cautionable offences within two minutes and after the second of these was dismissed following a lengthy deliberation by Dowd.

Chelsea players swarmed round the referee and Terry admitted: 'I told the referee, "That's a second yellow card for me.

"He gave him one a couple minutes before on the halfway line and that one just outside the box is probably even more a yellow than the other one.

"Fair play to Phil, the ref, it was a big decision to make and I thought he made the right one and credit goes to him for that.

"I'm speaking as a Chelsea player, but when we all sit back and look at it then it's definitely two yellows. It's simple as that.

"If it's a minute, two, five minutes into the game and it is a yellow or red card then it doesn't matter. Thankfully we managed to take advantage."

 
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