"I'm looking at a man in the mirror"

by Joe Hill

If sources close to the England captain are to be believed, John Terry may be about to take the pop world by storm. While the powers-that-be at Stamford Bridge remain tight-lipped regarding the veteran defender’s recent racial controversies, Terry himself has been stridently defending his reputation and, in an unusual move, he is believed to have recorded a version of Michael Jackson’s 1991 hit ‘Black or White’ with plans to release it as a download-only single in the run-up to next Wednesday’s hearing regarding the on-the-pitch racism allegation from Anton Ferdinand.

A close pal has revealed that Terry is a massive music fan and his extensive collection of ‘over thirty’ albums includes musicians from ‘at least two’ of the main races.

The same pal said: “JT doesn’t have a racist bone in his body, and he wants to prove this by combining his love for both music and people of all races in one tidy package. ‘Black or White’ is a moving tribute to race relations and is a perfect vehicle for JT to prove his anti-racist credentials. Also he reckons he can do the high bits really well.”

When asked to comment, Terry himself replied “Some of my best friends are… y’know… and I love Lionel Richie and Jacko. He’s sort of black, isn’t he? A bit like Anton! Yeah. Love it! Sorry, the lights are on green, got to go.”

In a statement, Chelsea fans’ spokesperson Frank Stabber said: “This just goes to show what a great servant JT is to the club, and just how rubbish he is at being racist. Hopefully this single release will put the whole issue to bed and the press will leave him alone to concentrate on the important things, like nobbing his mates’ missuses.”

It is believed that Terry’s move may set a trend for under-fire football stars to set the record straight through music. It is rumoured that Luis Suarez recently recorded a Spanish-language version of ‘Je Ne Regrette Rien’, and Titus Bramble has been heard humming Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Need Your Love So Bad’.

Terry’s single is set to be released in the coming weeks and will be available through www.youknowwhatyouare.com, as well as the Stormfront website, for £5.99 per download (including B-side ‘My Ding-a-Ling’). All profits will go to a range of worthy charities, including the RSPCA and the English Defence League.