However, this is not the first time Terry has been embroiled in a social media spat since joining the platform in November 2021.
As a result, Sportsmail have taken at look at Terry’s most controversial moments on Twitter over he last six months.
John Terry grabbed the headlines once again after arguing with Rio Ferdinand on Twitter
Terry has been embroiled in a social media spats since joining the platform in November 2021
Addressing racism allegations against Rio Ferdinand’s brother
Terry got caught up in a social media spat after the Manchester United icon placed the Chelsea legend fifth on his list of best centre backs in Premier League history.
Terry said that Ferdinand had a ‘fragile ego’ after placing himself as No 1 on his own list. While the former Manchester United defender wrote: ‘The moment one has to start pushing their own records and stats it’s really time to start addressing the fragile ego.
Ferdinand added: ‘Your [sic] lucky I even put you in the top 5 after the racism case with my brother so be thankful you made it.’
Terry fired back with a graphic collating a number of statistics and saying ‘stats don’t lie’
Terry also drew criticism from another social media user who quote-tweeted him, stating: ‘John Terry addressing the fragile ego part of the tweet and not the racist allegations is f****** killing me.’
However, Terry was having none of it and replied furiously saying: ‘Stats don’t lie ‘NOT GUILTY’ Addressed it now what?’ alongside a clown emoji.
Terry also took aim at Rio Ferdinand by liking a tweet from a Chelsea supporter who told the latter to ‘pipe down’ and that he wasn’t ‘good enough’ to lace his boots.
‘Ohh you mean the racism case when he got cleared. Pipe Down Rio, you weren’t good enough to Lace JTs boots,’ the user wrote alongside a snippet of an article headline declaring Terry of being found not guilty of racism.
Calling a reporter an ‘absolute plum’ after removing the Premier League trophy from his NFTs on Twitter
Terry removed the Premier League trophy from his non-fungible token (NFT) after the iconic piece of silverware was used in digital assets promoted by the former England captain.
Footballers past and present have been making money from digital creations. NFTs are approximately sold at 0.05 Ethereum (ETH), which is currently priced at £93.79, plus an additional transaction fee.
Terry was promoting cartoons of baby apes on his Twitter page, which included illustrated images of the different trophies he won throughout his career.
One of the titles that surrounded the cartoon ape was the Premier League trophy, which is protected by its trademark. Therefore, the Premier League wrote to ‘Ape Kids Club’ to point out that they will need a licensing agreement to continue using it.
However, Terry dismissed the original reports from the Telegraph and referred to their reporter as an ‘absolutely plum’ on Twitter when the story was published.
Terry was promoting NFTs on his Twitter page which include cartoons of baby apes alongside illustrated versions of the Premier League trophy, which is protected by a trademark
Terry dismissed the original reports from the Telegraph as ‘absolutely plum’ on Twitter when the story was published
Sharing tribute to Roman Abramovich amid UK government sanctions
Terry heaped praise on Roman Abramovich shortly after the news broke that the former Chelsea owner would be selling the club following the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
The Russian-Israeli billionaire confirmed his ‘incredibly difficult decision’ to sell Chelsea after it was revealed he would be sanctioned by the UK government because of his proximity to the Russian state.
Players and staff at Chelsea were somewhat blindsided by Abramovich’s decision to sell as he announced the news with a statement on social media ahead of their 3-2 FA Cup fifth-round win at Luton.
Chelsea fans immediately responded by expressing their gratitude towards Abramovich, who has turned the club into one of the biggest and most successful in the world.
And few were more glowing in their praise than his former player Terry, who commentated: ‘Thank you Roman. The Best Owner in the WORLD.’
Terry captained Chelsea to 16 trophies under Abramovich, including five Premier League titles.
Former Chelsea captain Terry labelled Roman Abramovich the ‘best owner in the world’
John Terry left this comment on Chelsea’s Instagram post of Roman Abramovich’s statement
Calling Abramovich the ‘best owner’ amid Russia’s invasion of Ukraine
Abramovich continued to pay tribute to the former Chelsea boss and even offered to contribute to a 100ft x 50ft crowd surfer to honour the Russian billionaire.
A fan took to Twitter to write: ‘I don’t usually ask for contributions but I’m looking to raise £3200 for a 100ft x 50ft crowd surfer to thank Mr. Abramovich for all he’s done for Chelsea.
‘I’ll put £500 towards it If you feel you can contribute, please PayPal [email protected] Any money over will go to charity.’
To which Terry instantly responded saying: ‘I’m in. The Best Owner’ with three blue love heart emojis.
Some fans applauded Terry’s approach while others condemned him for supporting the Russian businessman.
One fan wrote: ‘So you are completely deaf to how he financed buying Chelsea, and his motives, and his continued support for Putin, the man who ordered the invasion of Ukraine? Or do you not care?’.
Calling out a Labour MP for ‘claiming fortunes in expenses of the tax payers money’
Terry also hit back at Chris Bryant after the Labour MP called on him to take down his ‘appalling’ tribute to Abramovich.
Bryant responded to Terry’s comments on Twitter saying ‘This is appalling’ and then tweeted separately saying: ‘I think John Terry you should take this down ASAP. The people of Ukraine are being bombed, shelled and murdered while you celebrate Abramovich.’
A Chelsea fan responded saying: ‘I don’t know if the British MP wants John Terry to erase his history with @ChelseaFC makes sense to anyone really baffles me. Roman Abramovich will forever be in the history of Chelsea FC & no one can change it. We thank you the great ROMAN with love’.
Terry replied saying: ‘100% mate. The same MP that claimed fortunes in expenses of the tax payers money. Also the same MP who voted that we invade Iraq’.
Comparing a football supporter’s wife to a pig in an online row
Fans took Terry’s arrival on Twitter as an opportunity to poke fun at his alleged affair with lingerie model and then girlfriend of his England team-mate, Wayne Bridge.
Referring to Terry’s alleged affair with Bridge’s partner, a Newcastle supporter took to Twitter to write: ‘Best make sure wife doesn’t follow him.’
Terry – who married his childhood sweetheart Toni Poole in 2007 – replied by saying: ‘You’re safe, just seen yours on your account’ – followed by a pig emoji.
Terry was also found himself caught up in another Twitter spat when a fan wrote: ‘How many wives you banged this year JT?’.
The former Chelsea captain responded saying: ‘Ask your missus’.
Taking aim at Manchester United fans after the Red Devils struggled for form
Manchester United had just lost 2-0 to Manchester City after Eric Bailly scored an own goal and Bernardo Silva found the back of the net at Old Trafford when this Twitter exchange took place.
A daring United fan welcomed Terry to Twitter by sharing a photo of his crucial penalty miss against the Red Devils in the 2008 Champions League final.
He wrote the accompanying caption: ‘Welcome to the wonderful world of Twitter! #ThatNightInMoscow’.
The former Chelsea captain responded saying: ‘That’s the Man Utd fans after today and realising your 5 years away from catching Chelsea’.
Firing back at fans who criticised him for THAT slip in the 2008 Champions League final
Terry – clearly still cut up about the night in Moscow – responded furiously to a fan when they mocked him for missing the decisive penalty in the Champions League final in 2008.
A United fan took to Twitter to say: ‘Abramovich spent a billion quid on Chelsea, saw them reach a Champions League final in his own country.
‘But John Terry changed the penalty taking order so he could take the winning one, slip, miss and cost them the game. Now, if that’s not bloody hilarious nothing is.
Terry replied saying: ‘At least get the facts right you clown. Drogba got sent off meaning I then was number 5. I suppose your made up story sounds better. Muppet.’
Using Twitter for good and promote positive messages to the youth
That being said, Terry has used the social media app for positive and worthwhile interactions too. He is very proactive in responding to fans and wishing them well.
He frequently messages Chelsea fans to say a happy birthday or wish them good luck in their endeavours.
For example, he wrote the following when he was told a young fan of his had broken his leg: ‘Get well soon mate. Sending you my best wishes and a speedy recovery’.
He also took to Twitter to condemn bullying after meeting with a young Chelsea fan called Aiden.
Terry wrote: A pleasure meeting this brave young man today Aiden Thank you @ChelseaFC and all the players and staff. Bullying is unacceptable! Thank you @FPFaz for the great work your doing to help our next generation in our communities’.