Chelsea and England captain John Terry yesterday relived the moment that he was abused by a West Ham fan during a weekend match.
"I was about to take a throw-in when, out the corner of my eye, I saw a kid put his thumbs in his ears and waggle his fingers." The stunned Terry went on to say "Not only did he make that obscene gesture, he was also blowing a raspberry at the same time."
Terry said it was about time that he and his fellow players were given some respect by fans. "We are professionals, just like nurses, and accordingly we should be treated like the angels we are."
Frank Lampard, who was also subject of the same abuse, was unavailable for comment due to it being the 379th day anniversary of his mother's death.