Hare-brained schemes called for a 26th-minute walkout at Anfield on Wednesady and then again at Stamford Bridge on Sunday, to protest against Chelsea's decision to not (yet?) offer a new one-year contract extension to John Terry. Fortunately, wiser heads prevailed and all throughout Chelsea's 1-1 draw against Liverpool at Anfield, the traveling support made their feelings clearly known through songs, chants, and banners. ChelseaFansChannel led the way with this excellent creation. Our friend Jake Cohen happened to be on hand to document this show of support.
Meanwhile, back at the mothership, John Terry was apparently meeting with Marina Granovskaia & Co. What they were talking about is anyone's guess, but perhaps an eleventh hour solution to this situation will come out of it. Or at least a partial solution that would appease the majority of fans, and Terry as well, to a certain extent. I doubt it, but I guess it's not over until it's officially over.
"Let's wait to see what happens in the upcoming days. It's difficult to make a comment, of course John is in contact every day with us. He has made such a long career that the fans appreciate him highly, but we will see regarding his near future, let's wait a bit."
"There was a contact today but because I am focused on the game I've not heard the results of that. Hopefully both are wise parties and let's hope for the best. It's difficult for me to say what direction it's going."
-Guus Hiddink; source: Mail
In a way that's vague enough to be positive, but also far too vague for there to be anything actually positive happening behind the scenes. We'll find out soon enough; Terry's farewell party is supposed to be happening on Monday.