Terry slams Euro refs after Chelsea exit

LONDON: Chelsea captain John Terry has launched a scathing attacking on referees in the Champions League in the aftermath of his side’s exit against Inter Milan.

The Blues had two penalty appeals turned down by German referee Wolfgang Stark during Inter’s 1-0 win at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday and Terry claims his team are suffering more than most from bad decisions by officials. Terry and his team-mates are still sore over the four penalty appeals turned down by Tom Henning Ovrebo in Chelsea’s semi-final exit against Barcelona last season.

Now England defender Terry has called on his club to take up the matter with UEFA, European football’s governing body. “It was a bad performance by us but a really bad performance from the referee,” Terry said. “It is not good enough at this stage of the competition. We were at home and we didn’t get one decision. We do our best to get ourselves in this position and for two years running we get let down by bad refereeing. I’m so frustrated by what happened. Florent Malouda got fouled inside the box in the first half and the referee waved play on. Didier Drogba gets manhandled and if the referee misses it, we have the linesman.”