John Barnes was interviewed on the radio the other day and was asked about the rights or wrongs in dropping Terry as England Captain. In a nutshell Barnes said why is it ok to drop JT as captain just in case he is found guilty of being a racist but it is totally acceptable to keep on playing him in the England team? His point of view was if that was the case then the FA are saying it is ok to have a team full of racists as long as your captain isn't one. I know the position of captain holds certain responsibilities but surely any player, regardless of position, should not be allowed to play for the country if such a charge was hanging over them. And what if he is found guilty (as opposed to actually being guilty - we all know he is)? Do they let him carry on playing after the Euros but don't give him the arm band? And if/when he is found guilty how can he remain as a club captain in a team full of black players? I wonder if AVB will be as supportive if the likes of Drogba or Essien say they won't play if JT is found guilty. Still, that is Chelski's problem, not ours. The words 'decent' and 'honourable' don't appear in JT's vocabulary but it would have been the decent thing to have apologized at the time and the honourable thing to step down from the England team until court cases had been resolved. Apologies for a new thread on the same subject but I couldn't be arsed trawling through 4 pages to see if these points had already been made!!