Robbie Savage took to his Column in The Mirror to respond to jabs by Chelsea Captain John Terry that he takes criticisms from ex-players like Gary Neville, Jamie Carragher and Rio Ferdinand and not the former Blackburn star who never won the premier league or Champions League titles.
Savage wasn’t impressed that Terry does not think that “99% of the football industry” are entitled to an opinion after he described the BT Sport pundit as playing at a “really bad level” during his active career.
“John is entitled to his opinion. It’s just a shame he thinks 99% of the football industry – those of us who have not won the title or Champions League medals – is unqualified to express theirs,” Savage wrote in his column for The Mirror.
“From the most casual fan to World Cup winners, football is all about opinions. Managers pick teams based on their opinion of players. Chairmen hire and fire managers based on opinions in the boardroom.
“Journalists and pundits are employed to convey opinions based on what they see. Fans in pubs, schools, factories and offices argue about football on a daily basis. If criticism is only valid when it comes from old team-mates who played at the very highest level, the game is doomed.”
Chelsea has lost six of their 11 premier league games, winning just three so far and currently sit 15th on the log.