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  • Chelsea fans react to news John Terry has announced his retirement.
  • Several of Terry’s former teammates also share their tributes.
  • Thank you for everything, JT – and good luck!

Chelsea fans have taken to Twitter in their masses to give their tributes to John Terry, who announced his retirement from professional football on Sunday evening.

Terry called time on his playing career by releasing a statement on his Instagram page, thanking his family, former teammates and staff he worked with during his 23-years in the game.

Terry dedicated virtually his entire career to Chelsea football club, making 717 appearances in total for the Blues and winning 17 pieces of silverware. His name has been etched in our hall of fame, and it will not fade with time.

Many of the Chelsea fan base will have grown up with Terry in the side, captaining the team and lifting trophies during the most successful period in our history. News that he will never kick a ball again in a professional game is hard to take.

This is an emotional time for anyone affiliated with Chelsea, and fans have not shied away from sharing that emotion on Twitter. Here’s how some Chelsea fans paid tribute to JT after news of his retirement broke.

His former teammates also got involved in the Twitter love-in…

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