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03rd May 2015

VINE: John Terry takes time out from Chelsea title celebrations to pass on condolences to Rio Ferdinand

Nice touch from the Chelsea man

Patrick McCarry

Good to see from the Chelsea captain.

John Terry and Rio Ferdinand are no friends.

That may never change but Terry put past differences to one side to pass on his, and Chelsea’s condolences, to his former England team-mate following the passing of Ferdinand’s wife, Rebecca Ellison, on Friday.

Following the 1-0 win that clinched Chelsea a league title, Terry told Sky Sports, ‘On behalf of myself and everybody at Chelsea, we sent our condolences to Rio Ferdinand and his family after the terrible news yesterday.’

By captaining Chelsea to a Premier League win for the fourth time, Terry has matched the feat previously achieved by Manchester United’s Roy Keane.

LONDON - NOVEMBER 30:  Roy Keane of Manchester United and John Terry of Chelsea both dive in to get the ball during the FA Barclaycard Premiership match between Chelsea and Manchester United at Stamford Bridge on November 30, 2003  in London. (Photo By Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Terry and Ferdinand clashed in the past – most famously when the Chelsea defender was accused of racially abusing Ferdinand’s brother, Anton.

For Terry to pass on his thoughts, and those of Chelsea, amid such scenes of jubilation was a nice touch.

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