It has been reported that England and Chelsea captain John Terry – who has recently made headlines for alleged racial abuse towards QPR’s Anton Ferdinand – almost had his home burgled during Thursday's game against Tottenham.
According to The Sun, the raiders used a scaffolding pole from Terry’s neighbours before breaking through the front gate. They were then chased from the £6.5million mansion by security guards.
It is thought that Terry’s wife Toni was at home with their five-year-old twin girls – Georgie John and Summer Rose – as well as Terry and Toni’s mothers.
The 31-year-old defender has not yet reported the incident to the police, therefore no investigation is underway.
A family friend told the Daily Mail: "They were all completely shocked at what happened, especially with young children in the house and two grandmothers. It was a very scary experience for all of them at a hugely difficult time for the family."
Earlier this week it was announced that Terry will face charges for alleged racial remarks made towards QPR’s Anton Ferdinand.
As reported by The Metro, it was also earlier this week when fellow England footballer Peter Crouch and his model girlfriend Abbey Clancy had their £4.5million mansion burgled.
Electrical goods, jewellery, watches and Christmas presents were all stolen from the Cheshire-based property.