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WATCH: John Terry’s Aston Villa initiation will give you nightmares for weeks

The former Chelsea captain officially joined the Villans after his contract expired at Stamford Bridge

Inside the weird, wacky and wonderful world of footballers’ initiations we’ve seen some corkers down the years.

Invariably it’ll involve a player making a fool of himself in front of his new team-mates by belting out a popular song either slightly or horrendously out of tune.


For example, here’s former Hull goalkeeper Rory Watson surprising a few with his decent set of pipes to Jason Mraz’s ‘I’m Yours’:

When Chelsea unveiled the signings of Spanish trio Diego Costa, Cesc Fabregas and Filipe Luis in 2014, the three opted for a mixture of Hispanic dancing and renditions to greet their new colleagues.

But their former captain John Terry’s initiation may unsettle you:

The Chelsea legend joined Aston Villa on Monday after nearly 20 years of service at Stamford Bridge.

And Terry, upon completing his move to the Midlands, was given the usual treatment, choosing Ben E King’s famous ballad ‘Stand By Me’.

And it’s safe to say he absolute butchers it.

Terry combines some pretty embarrassing dad dancing – the awkward bop from side to side – with some creepy grins to his audience.

Steve Bruce admitted he would rather have had John Terry ten years ago... but is sure he will pay off at 36-years-old

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Star-crossed lovers finally together at last

And you can tell he’s absolutely lapping up being the centre of attention.

The fact either Terry or the club have hired a musical sidekick armed with a guitar just makes the whole situation even more of a mockery.

Make it stop.

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