Former Chelsea captain and Aston Villa coach John Terry ruthlessly mocked Tottenham
Hotspur both during and after his side’s 2-1 victory over the north Londoners on
Spurs went ahead early on through Steven Bergwijn but conspired to gift Villa
two goals in quick succession, with Sergio Reguilon slashing the ball past his own keeper
before presenting Ollie Watkins with an easy chance to put the visitors ahead.
Although Tottenham improved a little in the second half, they struggled to breach
the Villa defence and limped to defeat in their last home game of the season as their
hopes of a Europa League finish all but evaporated.
With just one game to play, Ryan Mason’s side sit in seventh place in the Premier League
table and need to beat Leicester City on the final day of the season and hope West Ham
lose to Southampton in order to finish in the Europa League spots.
During Wednesday’s defeat, a large swell of supporters – who were allowed into the
stadium as lockdown restrictions ease – decided to give Terry some stick, singing a chant
about Ledley King (‘Oh Ledley, Ledley, He’s better than John Terry’) which belittles the
The former Blues centre-back, who was on the touchline, responded by turning to the
supporters and lifting an imaginary trophy, with Terry having won significantly more
honours than Spurs – though they did beat Chelsea in the Carling Cup final in 2008.
Terry’s mocking of Tottenham continued on Instagram after the match, sharing a post of
his banter with the Spurs fans and adding 17 trophy emojis as well as two crying-
He also took another dig at Tottenham in a post of his own, referencing the fact that
Chelsea used to call White Hart Lane ‘Three-Point Lane’ because they had such a good
‘Great way to bounce back tonight,’ he wrote. ‘I enjoyed that one.