Daily Archives: February 7, 2010

Gideon Rachman

I must admit that I am surprised that John Terry has been forced to resign as England’s soccer captain for having an extra-marital affair with the former girlfriend of an ex-teammate. I can see that Terry’s wife has reason to object. But once the England management go down this path, they may find they have very few players of sufficient moral stature to aspire to the captaincy. The newly-appointed captain, Rio Ferdinand, has also had his sex life featured in lurid newspaper stories (and videos) – and has served a suspension for missing a drugs test. What’s the big difference, other than the passage of time - and the fact that Terry is married? Read more