Vanessa Perroncel, Chelsea, and England's Demise

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Vanessa Perroncel, Chelsea, and England's Demise

Once again another megastar is involved in a sex scandal and, as can be expected, it is being blown completely out of proportion by the kings of tabloid trash journalism. With The Sun, and everything that has to do with The Sun, the truth has been skewed and other unnecessary elements have been amplified to sell papers.

So what are the facts of this case?

More revelations have emerged regarding a four-month affair that married John Terry had been conducting with French lingerie model Vanessa Perroncel.  She was once the girlfriend of former Chelsea player Wayne Bridge, who is now at Manchester City, and the two have a three-year-old son, Jaydon.

The fact that Terry is married and is having an affair with a friend's ex has not been the most fiery point of contention in this scandal. Anti-abortionists have decided that the abortion in this story is enough to have Terry relieved of his duties.  During twice weekly clandestine meetings, Terry got Perroncel pregnant and then paid for her mutually consented abortion.

To recap, John Terry is married and is having affairs with a friend's ex (and baby mama).  If you think this doesn’t sound like much of a scandal, you’d be right. But you have to really understand who John Terry is to know why this is such a scandal.

If one player epitomizes a club, its symbol, and its soul, then Terry is that player and Chelsea is that club. He has tenacity for the game, intelligence, and the will to win that have led to two Premiership titles. From which players to be fielded to who should be the club's manager, nothing gets done without Terry’s say-so at Chelsea.

Jose Mourinho’s controversial departure from West London was believed to have stemmed from differences of opinion with his former captain, who reportedly aired his concerns to owner Roman Abramovich, and at the end it was Mourinho who was sent off.

Terry is not just the Chelsea boss; he’s the captain of England’s national team for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, making him one of the most recognizable, if not the most recognizable, celebrity in England, outside of David Beckham.

To make this situation a tad more complicated, Wayne Bridge is rumored to be angry about this whole story. Then it gets worse as the two players are likely to be included in England’s World Cup squad.  But Terry’s affair has led to growing calls for him to be stripped of the England captaincy.

That decision should be left to the members of the squad, and I do not see how this affair can be a distraction, given that Bridge and Perroncel are history and most importantly Perroncel is just one of Chelsea’s girlfriends (or a groupie with full access). This was probably why Terry wanted the abortion, and it is really not his fault that Mr. Bridge didn’t mind having a child with the club’s whore.

Football (soccer as it is called in the States) is the most popular sport in the world and for some, simply a religion. Like every other religion today, it's got its own share of groupies.  Guys like Terry are the high priests and gals like Vanessa Perroncel live to service their every need. (Isn’t that sweet?)

That doesn’t mean what happened here is right. Just like I said in my article, Tiger Woods Sex Scandal–Tiger Woods has nothing to apologies for. These are individuals like me and you who make premeditated mistakes.  The only difference is that their lives are under a spotlight and the smallest mistake is overblown.

Terry, who is no stranger to controversies and allegations (like allegations of his mother shoplifting and his dad’s drug dealing), was alleged to have taken payment to secure behind-the-door tours of Chelsea’s Cobham training ground. The Chelsea captain strongly rejected those allegations and, given his status in the football landscape, they were swept under the carpet. But with Perroncel now due to auction her story to the highest bidder, this one will not be going away anytime soon.

This time, Terry ran into a groupie with a retirement plan. Just like the Tiger Woods saga, Ms. Vanessa Perroncel knows she can’t be a groupie forever.  After having affairs with everyone on the Chelsea team, including the parking attendant, she has decided it is time to call it quits and cash in on years of hard work. (Literally.)

Can you blame her?

Click here to read more on Vanessa Perroncel exploits.

This was not the news that Fabio Capello had wanted to hear. The England coach, who masterminded a spectacular 2010 World Cup qualifying campaign, laid down his strict regime right from the start.

Players were expected to be punctual, respectful, dine together, and face severe cutbacks on mobile phone usage, with a total ban at the dining table.

If you wanted to be in Capello's England, late nights out drinking and falling out of nightclubs in the early hours were a definite no-no, too.  The players responded to his regime and Capello got his wishes with an almost faultless World Cup qualifying campaign.

Now Capello has to decide if he wants to keep Terry as team captain, and we will have to wait and see.

Click here to read more on Vanessa Perroncel exploits.

 

 

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