John Terry will not captain England at Euro 2012, following the news that his trial for the racial harassment of Anton Ferdinand will not be heard until after the tournament. Though there is no definitive news on whether or not Terry will be available for selection for the tournament, he will not wear the armband if he does play. The FA released a statement on Friday announcing that Terry would no longer captain the England squad.
Following the decision to adjourn the court case against John Terry to July, The Football Association confirm he will not captain the England team until the allegations against him are resolved.
The FA Board expected the trial to be concluded prior to the European Championship. Further to Wednesday's confirmation that the trial will not take place until after the tournament, the Board has discussed the matter in detail and has collectively decided it is in the interests of all parties that John has the responsibilities of captaincy removed at this time.
This is the second time in two year that Terry has been stripped of the armband. Previously, he lost the captaincy because of allegations that he slept with the former girlfriend of Chelsea and England teammate Wayne Bridge. Terry was reinstated as England captain 11 months ago.
For more on Terry, check out Chelsea FC blog We Ain't Got No History.