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Ex-Chelsea midfielder Ramires: Why JT wore full kit to lift 2012 Champions League trophy

Former Chelsea midfielder Ramires has lifted the lid on a suspended John Terry's decision to don full kit to lift the 2012 Champions League trophy.

Ramires, now at Palmeiras, has defended his former captain and says the decision was not Terry's to make.

"All of us changed post-match," the Brazilian told FourFourTwo.

"The idea came from the club, because they wanted everyone ready for the team photo."

Chelsea beat Bayern Munich on penalties, but were without both Ramires and Terry due to suspension.

Ramires admits it was a rollercoaster of emotions to watch the match and not be able to affect change.

"I was really nervous! I kicked things," he continued. "I screamed, I cursed. When Bayern scored, it was past the 80th minute and some fans started to take the p***.

"But when Drogba scored, let's say we had revenge. It was a happiness explosion! Terry stood up on the seat to celebrate.

"When it came to Drogba for the last penalty I was very confident - he was our best taker. We were over the moon at full-time."

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