London, Mar 8 (ANI): John Terry led Chelsea into the Football Association Cup semi-finals and defiantly showed off his captain's armband.
His decisive goal against Stoke earned a last-four tie with Aston Villa, who beat Reading 4-2 after a hattrick from John Carew.
Terry has been a target for opposition fans since losing the England captaincy due to the Bridgegate Affair.
He thanked the Blues for their support last night, appearing to compare it with a lack of backing in the Three Lions set-up, The Sun reports.
"The armband means a lot. Chelsea have been very supportive, the players as well. It has been a good week, good to get away with England, play well and then come back here and prepare for this game," Terry said.
Chelsea's assistant boss Ray Wilkins hopes that rival supporters will now call a halt to jeering Terry.
Wilkins said: "He is an exceptional captain. He leads these players on the pitch in fantastic fashion. I would like to think it would stop the abuse. It's served its course." (ANI)