Terry slams referee for denying Chelsea a place in Champions League finalMay 7th, 2009 - 2:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 7 (ANI): Chelsea captain John Terry has slammed the referee for costing his team a place in the Champions League final.
The Blues skipper blasted Norwegian referee Tom Henning Ovrebo, who denied the Blues four penalties against Barcelona.
The Spanish outfit then went through to the May 27 final in Rome on the away goals rule as Andres Iniesta’s 93rd-minute strike cancelled out Michael Essien’s opener.
While Chelsea’s players stopped short of saying they were victims of a conspiracy, the feeling was UEFA did not want two English teams in their showpiece final for a second straight year.
The Sun quoted Terry as saying: “Over two legs, they played well but the fact is that, in this game, we had six or seven penalty claims waved away and that is astonishing. Anywhere else, anywhere else in the world that would not happen.”"It’s decisions like that which are wrong - Darren Fletcher misses the final after being sent off for Manchester United on Tuesday, a bad decision. He can’t play in the final and neither can we, because of a bad decision in this match,” England captain Terry added.
Terry was severely critical of the governing body for appointing such an inexperienced referee. (ANI)
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