As you're all no doubt aware, Chelsea captain John Terry lost the England captaincy early last year after the tabloids reported that he'd had an affair with an ex-teammate's ex-girlfriend. Since then, Rio Ferdinand and Steven Gerrard have both worn the armband, and the situation degenerated into something of a farce when England played against Denmark in Copenhagen, when the captaincy passed from Frank Lampard to Gareth Barry to Ashley Cole while Terry was still on the pitch, who later described the situation as 'taking the piss' and 'humiliating'.
The Daily Mail has been reporting for about a week that Fabio Capello was considering handing the armband back over to the Chelsea man, and now the other outlets are starting to pick it up too. However, the language Capello is using in this BBC article is at best vague and at worst confusing:
After one year of punishment, it was not the best moment for John Terry to see [the armband being passed around against Denmark]. For that reason I need to make a decision - and it will be a permanent decision, not just one game.
Clear enough, right?
First of all I want to know what happened with Rio's back and when he will be fit because he is a really important player for us. After that I will explain to him what really happened and what I am going to do in the next week, if I will decide on a new captain or about John Terry or something else.
Nope, not really. I'm not entirely sure what on Earth Capello is talking about here, and if people are reading that as 'John Terry to be reinstated as England captain' I'm worried that I might be losing my mind/reading comprehension.
Anyway, I think I'm the only Chelsea fan who doesn't want Terry back as the England captain. It's nothing to do with profile or pressure or what have you, but England captains haven't done so well with injury lately, and I don't like jinxes.