LONDON - Chelsea's Frank Lampard will risk more abuse from West Ham United fans after agreeing to play for his former club in a testimonial match for the club's academy director Tony Carr. He has agreed in principle to play along with Chelsea skipper John Terry despite both players being abused by Hammers fans when Chelsea beat West Ham 1-0 at Upton Park on Saturday. Carr, the east London club's academy director, nurtured them both as teenagers. Lampard left West Ham in 2001 while Terry trained at Upton Park as a teenager but never signed for the club, going to Chelsea when he was 14 instead. Lampard has been regularly abused by West Ham fans whenever he returns with Chelsea and Carr said: "Frank and John have both agreed in principle to play. It speaks volumes about Frank that he is prepared to do that for me after everything that has been going on." Terry accused West Ham fans of going too far with their abuse at Upton Park after Hammers fans taunted Terry with chants about his family, while Lampard was abused for having left for Chelsea eight years ago. Terry, asked if fans go too far, said: "I think they do, personally. I can take it, Lamps can take it. It's a little bit more than that but I'm not going to give them a chance to say I'm whinging. When you get that stick you just want to prove them wrong and shut them up. I think we did that." CHELSEA FANS! Check FourFourTwo.com’s ever-expanding interviews archive for more stuff to read: Web Exclusives Kerry Dixon, Guus Hiddink One on One Gianfranco Zola, Nicolas Anelka Boy's A Bit Special Michael Mancienne, Scott Sinclair Perfect XI Ruud Gullit, Marcel Desailly Celebrity fans Vidal Sassoon And Another Thing Being a Big Four fan Plus! Ruud Gullit on Weekend Wonders and Chelsea on Talentspotter WEST HAM FANS! Check FourFourTwo.com’s ever-expanding interviews archive for more stuff to read: Web Exclusives Mark Noble, Les Ferdinand One on One Les Ferdinand, Paolo di Canio, Gianfranco Zola My Secret Vice Nolberto Solano, Martin Allen Ask A Silly Question Sir Geoff Hurst What Happened Next? Julian Dicks Sing When You’re Winning Nick Frost Plus! Mark Noble on Weekend Wonders and West Ham on Talentspotter
28 April 2009
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