JOHN Terry has risked incurring the wrath of Uefa by suggesting there is a conspiracy aimed at stopping Chelsea from winning the Champions League.
Terry was incensed following Wednesday night’s Champions League quarter-final first-leg defeat at home to Manchester United, after Spanish referee Alberto Undiano Mallenco refused to give the Blues a penalty for a foul on Ramires.
Terry said: "I was saying to the lads afterwards that it’s us versus everyone. I think that’s clear to see over the last few years.
"Only we can change that on the football field, and expect nothing from no one. You know, nothing gets given to you on a plate, and it certainly won’t be in this competition."
Terry made it abundantly clear that he and his team-mates were unhappy with the referee’s decision, while complaining he was prevented from talking about it by rules that seek to punish those who question officials.
He said: "I think on the penalty issue, it’s difficult for us and for you guys (the media) as well, because the players want to come out and speak honestly about it.
"I’ve clearly seen it from 60 yards away - Rammy (Ramires) clearly getting a first touch;.
"The lads watched it on TV after the game, but we can’t come out here and speak honestly.
"It’s not the first time it’s happened. Anywhere else in the world - Old Trafford, the Nou Camp, the Bernabeu - that’s a penalty."
Chelsea travel to Old Trafford on Tuesday for the second leg of the tie.