Former England captain declares his ‘hate’ for smoking as he shares snap of the Indian company’s pack of fags… which has a rather familiar face on it
The Chelsea legend shared a snap of their fags onto his Instagram on Thursday morning.
John Terry has blasted an Indian cigarette company on Instagram after they appeared to use an image of the Aston Villa star on their packaging
JT posted this on his Instagram on Thursday
And fans will have been shocked to see a photo of the former England captain donned upon its front as part of their anti-smoking campaign.
Terry, who signed for Championship side Aston Villa in the summer, is still clearly annoyed to be associated in any way with Gold Flake – five years after surprisingly first discovering he was!
Along with a shot of the cigarette packet and accompanied by several angry emoji faces, he wrote on his Insta: “Disgusting from this company Gold Flake using my image on their cigarettes.
“I hate smoking!!!”
The 36-year-old Terry first realised that he was being used by the company back in 2012.
His blurred head-and-upper body shot appeared above the words Smoking Kills.
The former England captain first became aware Gold Flake were using the image, that hugely resembles him, back in 2012
The Chelsea legend took legal advice over it five years ago
His representatives confirmed at the time they would be taking legal advice as Terry had not given permission for his image to be used.
The Indian Express said KS Dhatwalia, the then additional secretary of the Directorate of Visual Publicity, had told them: “We sent the creative to the health ministry and they then cleared it and circulated it.
“But how Terry’s picture got to be used is not clear.”
John Terry won the Premier League five times during his time as Chelsea captain
He left Stamford Bridge to join Steve Bruce’s Aston Villa this summer
JT was instantly made club captain at Villa Park and will be hoping to lead them to promotion
However, another official later claimed that the image was “nothing to do with John Terry” and in fact was just a huge coincidence.
A spokesman said: “It was purely a piece of artistic imagination and I don’t know why an issue is being created.”
It remains unclear as to whether Terry was sharing a new image of the box or an old one.
Aston Villa star John Terry practices his keepy uppy skills with a golf ball
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