John Terry comes clean on fake quote linked with infamous West Ham photo

Chelsea legend John Terry has finally settled the enigma surrounding an infamous picture that has done the rounds of social media for as long as people can remember.

For the unversed, Terry was once part of the West Ham’s youth system before the centre-back signed a professional deal with Chelsea, much to his father’s frustration, who was a Hammers supporter.

The picture in question allegedly shows the former England international celebrating a goal in front of opposition fans who are presumed to be those of West Ham as they make obscene gestures towards the centre-back.

The quotes associated with the picture, accredited to Terry, read:  “My whole family are West Ham fans. I once scored a goal against them and when I went to celebrate in front of their fans, I saw my uncle and my father screaming and insulting me.”

As the popularity of the picture soared, conjectures were made that Terry’s father and Uncle were seen amongst those making the obscene gestures.

However, after years of speculation, Terry has finally revealed the truth.

Taking to Instagram, Terry uploaded the aforesaid picture on his story and outright refuted the veracity of the conjectures on a rather stern note.

“I have had so many messages about this absolute rubbish,” began the former Blues captain.

“Yes my family are West Ham fans, but this isn’t my dad or family. And do you really think they would be abusing me?”

With that, the dust has finally settled on what is perhaps one of the most shared images across social media. And notwithstanding the differences, Ted Terry surely ought to take solace in knowledge of his son’s exceptional career even if it came at Stamford Bridge.