Things got a little heated online as John Terry hit back at Rio Ferdinand over the latter’s comment regarding his placement in the ex-Red Devil’s top five list of centre-halves.
The former Chelsea star hit back on Twitter, accusing the Englishman of having a ‘fragile ego’ over placing himself top of the list in question.
@JohnTerry26 The moment one has to start pushing their own records and stats it’s really time to start addressing the fragile ego.
Your lucky I even put you in the top 5 after the racism case with my brother so be thankful you made it.
— Rio Ferdinand (@rioferdy5) May 26, 2022
A fragile Ego is putting yourself at Number 1 @rioferdy5
Thanks for putting me in your top 5 🏆👍🏻
— John Terry (@JohnTerry26) May 26, 2022
Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk secured third place behind Nemanja Vidic, coming out on top over the 41-year-old and Jaap Stam.
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In fairness, we’d be inclined to argue that our talismanic No.4 should figure, at the very least, higher in the list than the Serbian given how he’s clearly miles ahead of any centre-half in world football – and certainly has been for several years.
If the Dutchman can add a second Champions League trophy to his personal medal collection, there will certainly be calls for increasing recognition of one of the Premier League’s greatest ever defenders.
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VVD has never really been embarrassed by any footballer. Torres made Vidic look stupid every time they played and for that reason he cannot be No.1. Rio was a better player and whilst he has several league titles his showings in European football leaves alot to be desired. If Citeh didnt have their financial windfall i firmly believe Liverpool would have won 5 plus titles and the quadruple would have been won already