PSG striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic was sent off 31 minutes into the second leg of the round of 16 champions league match at Stamford Bridge, and Swede international has called Chelsea players “babies” for surrounding referee Bjorn Kuipers.
Despite losing a man so early, PSG progressed on away goals after extra time. Following this; Chelsea skipper, John Terry, has defended his fellow players.
Terry said: “You have to stick up for your team-mates. Every side is as bad as each other. It’s part of the game.”
“Once they’re charging the ref, the only thing we can do is respond,” added Terry, 34.Loading...
“You can’t as a group of players let them surround the ref, trying to get our players booked.”
“For me if I have to run 20, 30 yards, it doesn’t look great but when you’re standing back and seeing five or six of their players surrounding the ref, I think I support my team-mates.”
“And once I go, four or five go with me, it doesn’t look good at all but that’s part of the game. We’ll match it if people want to mix it, that’s part of our game as well.”
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