John Terry will miss his last two Chelsea games for the season after he gets a red card during their match against Sunderland on Sunday.
The 35-year old captain’s contract is up after this season and though he has said he would like to stay with Chelsea, no word has been released on whether his contract will be extended.
This decision will fall under new Chelsea First Team Head Coach Antonio Conte when he comes to start his coaching duties after Italy’s participation in Euro 2016. Mirror reports that Conte is yet to issue a decision regarding the extension.
Terry was first given two yellow cards, first in the 88th minute and his second during the 94th minute for pitting himself against Wahbi Khazri, ESPN reports.
Terry was crumpled on the ground when he saw refere Mike Jones raise a red card for his previous two-yellow card violations. This is his second red card in the league. The first issuance was during Chelsea’s game against West Bromwich Albion last year.
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With two red cards, game rules states that each subsequent red card be given an additional match suspension.
Thus, this red card may well be the end to John Terry’s career and captaincy with the Chelsea Football Club.
“It’s sad, it would have been lovely to have had him in our last game at home,” Chelsea manager Gus Hiddink commented to BBC.
Chelsea also suffered a 3-2 defeat at the Stadium of Light against Sunderland on Saturday.
John Terry started playing for Chelsea as a substitute in 1998 and then went on to being the club captain during the 2004-05 season following Marcel Desailly’s retirement. If his contract will not be extended, his career will have an overall total of 709 appearances and 66 goals.
Chelsea is scheduled to play their last two games for the season against Liverpool in Anfield on May 11 and with Leicester City on May 15.