JoJo has again been put at the centre of attention when he was accused of helping a ticket tout earn cash for unofficial tours of Chelsea's training ground, and has seriously put his England future at risk.
John Terry is seriously jeopardising his dual role as the captain of England and Chelsea as senior Football Association officials are growing increasingly concerned about him and his off-field activities.
Yet he started the day at the centre of further unsavoury newspaper revelations as he was exposed for organising a secret tour of Chelsea’s training ground, apparently in exchange for a £10,000 cash payment that was made in the staff canteen while manager Carlo Ancelotti was dining at a nearby table.
Despite issuing a formal denial of any impropriety, it is understood that privately, Chelsea are distinctly unimpressed, while the FA have expressed concern over Terry’s newspaper column deal with The Sun and suggestions that he has gone against the wishes of England manager Fabio Capello and booked his family into Sun City for the World Cup.
The latest controversy saw Terry, accompanied by well-known ticket tout
Tony Bruce, tell undercover reporters from the News of the World that the arrangements for the training ground tour had to be kept secret for fear that the club would ‘find out’.
‘If anything ever goes wrong, then you say “John didn’t know nothing about that”,’ Bruce told the reporters who were secretly filming the visit.
Terry told the journalists he would be donating his share to charity and last night Chelsea issued an almost comical statement attempting to exonerate their captain, although it appears they had not been aware in advance of his ‘private’ tour arrangements.
But this comes after Sportsmail’s recent revelations that Terry had enlisted the help of a marketing company, Riviera Entertainment Limited, to cash in on the England captain’s armband, prompting one FA official to say he had made himself look ‘greedy’.
‘John Terry is available to create effective brand awareness and endorse products and services globally,’ said the email that used the official FIFA World Cup logo without permission and, much to the surprise of Stamford Bridge officials, used an image of Terry in a Chelsea strip.
It did not make for great preparation as the Blues missed the chance to go six points clear of Manchester United at the top of the Premier League following a lacklustre 1-1 draw at West Ham.
But Chelsea boss Ancelotti sprang to JT's defence and said: "It is not correct. This is not true.
"I think the club, me, the players, have a lot of confidence in John Terry. John Terry did nothing wrong.
"I am not upset and neither is JT. He was very calm before the game. No problem. He told me he has done nothing wrong and I accept that."
Ancelotti is also refusing to lose faith in his team despite just one win in four league games.
He added: "Today is not a big problem to know if it's one point gained or two lost.
"What happened in the first half was not good. The second half was better but we met a tough team who played with strong pressure on midfield.
"It's not so bad. We have one point more at the top and we can have a good Christmas."
West Ham boss and Blues legend Gianfranco Zola said: "I don't think Chelsea are in the best moment right now but they are not the only ones.
"Chelsea have what it takes to win the title."
Althoughhhh. Chelsea's official website released a statement about the crap.
Chelsea Football Club has released the following statement in response to a story in Sunday's News of the World:
Chelsea Football Club hosts a large number of visitors at the training ground throughout the year. The majority of which are made up of club sponsors, our charity partners and supporters.
The players play a big part in these visits and John Terry naturally has a leading role, hosting a significant number of children and their families this season through our partner charities Help a London Child and Right to Play. John has also organised a number of visits for families with sick children as a result of personal correspondence.
Contrary to media reports and the appearance of edited video this morning, the club is confident that at no time did John Terry ask for, or accept any money in relation to visits to the training ground.
Chelsea FC gives our players room to exercise their own discretion when contacted personally with regard to visits, and the club keeps security and access to the training ground and Stamford Bridge under constant review.
However, as a result of the security breach highlighted by today's article, we will be further reviewing access to our facilities and clamping down where there are gaps in the process.