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John Terry calls for Sky Sports to reclaim Champions League coverage from BT Sport as he watches Chelsea beat Porto

JOHN TERRY has called on Sky Sports to reclaim Champions League broadcasting rights from BT Sport.

Sky shared rights with ITV until 2015, when BT shelled out around £1BILLION to snatch the world’s biggest club competition away.

JT called for Sky Sports to reclaim the Champions League rights


JT called for Sky Sports to reclaim the Champions League rightsCredit: Instagram johnterry.26

But JT, 40, didn’t appear to enjoy their coverage of his former side’s clash with Porto on Wednesday night – which happened to feature former verbal sparring partner Robbie Savage on commentary.

Terry posted an image of the game on his telly to Instagram, captioned: “@SkySports please get hold of the Champions League”.

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Savage, 46, was on commentary duty alongside Darren Fletcher, and has clashed with Terry in the past.

When JT endured a rough patch during the 2015-16 season, Savage ‘dug him out’, claiming that the Chelsea skipper had entered the ‘beginning of the end’ at Stamford Bridge.

Terry took exception to this at the time, hitting back: “I’ve come under criticism, individually, from certain players and individuals, players I’ve looked up to and played alongside.

“I’ve taken that on the chin: Rio, Carra, Neville, the very best I’ve come up against in the game.

“I take that on the chin. When others speak, maybe I don’t take it on the chin.

“When players have not had a career, played at a really bad level in their career… Robbie Savage being one.

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Terry has rarely seen eye to eye with Savage


Terry has rarely seen eye to eye with SavageCredit: Action Images – Reuters

“He’s dug me out a couple of times. You take it as a footballer, as an individual. I’ll take it from the Rios, Carraghers and Neville. All day long. From others? Nah”

Savage hit back: “John’s entitled to his opinion.

“It’s a shame he thinks 99 per cent of the industry – those of us who have not won the title or Champions League titles – is unqualified to express theirs.”

Terry is set to be disappointed, however, with BT Sport to remain the home of European football for at least another three seasons.

In 2019, they agreed a three-year extension from 2021 to 2024, paying around £400million a season for the rights.

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Terry publicly criticised Robbie Savage's punditry in 2015


Terry publicly criticised Robbie Savage’s punditry in 2015Credit: News Group Newspapers Ltd

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