John Terry’s full gag is still alive and well, with the Chelsea legend even poking fun at himself by adding the US Open to his list of honors.
The joke started in 2012 when Chelsea finally won their first Champions League title by beating Bayern Munich on penalties at the Allianz Arena.
They did so without the help of their captain, suspended for the final, but that didn’t stop him from celebrating the victory.
Emerging onto the pitch after Didier Drogba shot the winning penalty as if he had just taken part in the full 90 minutes, extra time and a nerve-racking shootout, Terry was fully clad in his kit, complete with socks and pants. boots included.
Memes of Terry taking credit for other people’s accomplishments have mushroomed since then, and he admitted that the last of them “celebrated” the women’s US Open title with British sensation Emma Raducanu.
“Another to add to the collection,” the caption of Terry’s Instagram story read, followed by “Who’s doing this?”
Terry was edited to celebrate the very first moon landing, as well as various great sporting achievements such as Usain Bolt’s 100-meter gold medal record.
But this time he joined in the fun, with Raducanu still fresh from his astonishing and record-breaking Grand Slam victory.
Terry stepped down as assistant manager at Aston Villa over the summer as he seeks to become a head coach elsewhere.
The 40-year-old’s name has already been thrown into the conversation in Nottingham Forest, but Terry has also used Instagram to distance himself from the job.
Outgoing manager Chris Hughton seems close to an exit with his team sitting at the bottom of the championship table, but Terry believes any connection is disrespectful to Hughton.
“I just want to distance myself from the work at Nottingham Forest and all the speculation that surrounds me with the job,” reads Terry’s post.
“Unfortunately, I can’t control the media, but it’s important to know that it has nothing to do with me.
“Chris is the manager and someone I have a lot of respect for.
“I wish Chris and the team all the best for the season. It’s unfair when Chris is in a job to put my name on something.
Terry had been notified of his job by talkSPORT host Simon Jordan, and was previously a candidate for the vacancy in Swansea, which then went to Russell Martin.
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