Fabio Capello in possible breached contract trouble
It has been a tense start to the new year for the England national football team; things look set to get worse before they get better as manager Fabio Capello looks to have made the situation worse...
The latest controversy stems from the accusations made against England footballer John Terry; Terry has recently been involved in an alleged incident of racial abuse while playing for Chelsea – as a result of the allegations and the fact they that are currently still under investigation, the FA decided to strip Terry of his England captaincy.
The FA's decision proved to be a controversial one; the reaction to which was spurred on and possibly made worse as a result of the comments of Capello, who has recently spoken to the media and informed them that he does not agree with the decision taken by English football's governing body.
"I thought it was right that Terry should keep the captain's armband," said the 65-year-old Italian.
"I have spoken to the [FA] chairman and I have said that in my opinion one cannot be punished until it is official and the court - a non-sport court, a civil court - had made a decision to decide if John Terry has done what he is accused of," he added.
Not only have the Italian manager's comments been viewed unfavourably with the FA, but it is also possible that the England manager may have breached the terms of his contract by issuing such public criticism.
"There is strong leadership now at the FA from [chairman] David Bernstein,” commented former FA chairman David Bernstein.
"Last week he wasn't slow to take things forward and he may not be slow to do so now," he added.
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