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Watch: John Terry's Throwaway Attitude To Football Boots Is Borderline Scandalous

Watch: John Terry's Throwaway Attitude To Football Boots Is Borderline Scandalous
By Mikey Traynor

"We want JT to stay" was the clear message from Chelsea fans at the Stadium of Light last weekend and almost certainly will be at Stamford Bridge this weekend as the blues captain faces uncertainty over his future at the club.

If this were Serie A, where Gigi Buffon and Francesco Totti signed two and one-year contract extensions at their respective clubs this week, then maybe things would be different, but as it stands John Terry could be shown the door at Stamford Bridge.

Terry was speaking to Soccer AM recently as part of their 'Boot Room' segment, where they quiz pro footballers on all aspects of football boots, and Terry explained why he needs three brand new pairs of boots per game.

I wear a pair to warm-up in, a pair for the first half, and a pair for the second half.

After that, they're kind of gone, I never wear them again.

And he's been doing that for three years. We had assumed that footballers were like everyone else when it comes to new boots in that the first few wears are always uncomfortable before they break in, but Terry feels as though that softness hinders his touch after, well apparently more than 45 minutes, of wear.

Although, it must be said the whole situation is far more reasonable with the fact that Terry doesn't just toss them in the bin, but rather gives them to charities and fans. That doesn't make it any less odd though.


I given an awful lot of boots to Make-A-Wish for their foundation, so they can sell them and auction them off, and we've got a lot of fans as well so at the end of the season I'll give them to fans and mascots, just a little something memorable to take home from the game.

When they get a little bit stretchy and a little bit big I just find you lose that little bit of touch and feel and that's why I like to wear new ones.

When Fenners then exlaimed "It's madness John, you know it's madness." His reply was simply:


I know. I know.

And madness it is. It's great that he's giving them away to charity, but three pairs for a single game? It's tough to get the head around.

His feet must be torn apart by blisters.


You can watch Terry's interview with Soccer AM below, the three boot talk starts at around 3:52.


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