Goal.com readers say Terry was right to retire from England duty

The Three Lions stalwart has called time on his international career, ahead of an FA disciplinary panel hearing concerning allegations of racially abusing Anton Ferdinand
Almost three quarters of Goal.com readers believe John Terry has made the right choice in retiring from England duty.

The former Three Lions captain revealed the decision on the eve of his hearing at an FA disciplinary panel into allegations that he racially abused Anton Ferdinand during at Premier League game between Chelsea and QPR on October 23 2011.

Despite being cleared of all criminal charges in July of this year, the FA pressed ahead with their own investigation - a course of action which led to Terry's retirement, with the veteran centre-back labelling his position in the national side as "untenable".

The Chelsea skipper, who made 78 appearances for England over a nine year career, made the correct decsion to step down according to 71.62 per cent of Goal.com readers.

This left just 28.38% of readers believing that Terry made a poor decision in calling time on his international career, ahead of key World Cup qualifiers against San Marino and Poland in October.

The resuls mean that a large majority of readers are of the opinion that the long-serving defender was correct to retire from England duty, ahead of what looks set to be another rocky ride for the Chelsea captain.