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John Terry responds to Wayne Rooney’s longer studs admission

John Terry has responded to Wayne Rooney’s claims that he wore longer studs in order to hurt someone, with the Chelsea legend falling victim to a reckless challenge.

Rooney and Terry clashed during a Premier League fixture 16-years ago before the former England defender received treatment including stitches.

Manchester United’s all-time record scorer would go on to reveal at a later date that he wore different studs during the 2006 match to hurt someone, although Terry has played down the incident.

In a recent interview with the Mail on Sunday, Rooney said: “I changed my studs before the game.

“I put longer studs in because I wanted to hurt someone.

“If Chelsea won a point, they won the league. At that time, I couldn’t take it.

“The studs were legal. They were a legal size. But they were bigger than what I would normally wear.”

The Football Association warned Rooney for his comments.

Speaking to his followers on Instagram, Terry has been asked whether he cared about what Rooney said. He replied: “Of course not. We know each other well and had many battles over the years.”

“Two stitches at half time, there was no way I wasn’t coming out for the second half to win the league beating Manchester United 3-0.”

An overreaction came with Rooney’s recent interview, which he clearly did to help promote his new movie ‘Rooney’, and it led to a FA investigation over a tackle that was made almost 20-years ago.

Discussing his warning from the FA, Rooney said (via The Mirror): “I came out and spoke my mind that was what I was feeling at that period of time in my life.

“It was a feeling rather than something I was acting upon. You can see me and John have gone for a tackle and that was it. I am happy it is over and done with.

“I gave my response to the FA. They have given me a warning, that is it, the matter is put to bed. We move on from that.

“The comments got reported by someone and the FA had to look at it. I got a warning and that is it. It is done.”

We would like to wish Rooney all the best as he fights to keep Derby County afloat in the Championship.

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