It's happening. John Terry is LEAVING Chelsea Football Club.
His contract is up in the summer, and he's not signing a new one. He might well play on elsewhere, but he hasn't quite decided yet. And it's pretty big bloody news.
Terry has won four Premier League titles - and could make it five if the Blues hold on to first place in the final six games of the season - along with five FA Cups, three League Cups, a Europa League and Champions League. He's also won a host of individual awards and is considered the club's greatest ever.
It's for those reasons that Twitter blew up in response at around 5pm on Monday afternoon.
John Terry and Chelsea Football Club today jointly announce our captain will leave the club at the end of the season https://t.co/zQZe6zPLGC— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) April 17, 2017
Everybody at Stamford Bridge would like to express our enormous gratitude to John and wish him the very best of luck for the future. pic.twitter.com/Yo9NrXNBMs— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) April 17, 2017
488 - John Terry has played more Premier League games for Chelsea than any other player (488). Legend. pic.twitter.com/jywc83TOUU— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) April 17, 2017
40 – John Terry has scored more Premier League goals than any other defender in the competition’s history. Blue. pic.twitter.com/AAorQqwGYA— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) April 17, 2017
John Terry's Chelsea career by numbers:— Squawka Football (@Squawka) April 17, 2017
713 games 🏃🏼
5 FA Cups 🏆
4 Premier Leagues 🏆
3 League Cups 🏆
1 Champions League 🏆
1 Europa League 🏆 pic.twitter.com/vnXVaaI0dm
Gutted 💔— The Herzl (@TheHerzl) April 17, 2017
Not a single person on this planet loves Chelsea football club more than John Terry. Unbelievable man. https://t.co/N57Cy8NfrY— #JT26 (@TheJoseEra) April 17, 2017
Well Done John Terry on an incredible Chelsea career ... Fantastic player & Leader who we would have all wanted playing for our clubs ...— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) April 17, 2017
Of course though, not everyone supports Chelsea. So some took the news in a rather more relaxed way than others might have.
My favourite John Terry story which doesn't involve carnal knowledge or parking in disabled spots pic.twitter.com/4I5GLwCTqs— Denis Hurley (@Denis_Hurley) April 17, 2017
I was told by a friend of John Terry’s recently that Terry was likely to sign for #WBA next season.— Jacqui Oatley (@JacquiOatley) April 17, 2017
RUMOURS: It is likely that John Terry will sign for West Brom next season. pic.twitter.com/r7Hbmd09Lu— Coral (@Coral) April 17, 2017
Thank you for the memories, John Terry! pic.twitter.com/wdt6Ok8wL7— Red Related (@RedRelated) April 17, 2017
Regardless of how you feel towards him though, John Terry is among the greatest to have ever featured in the Premier League, and for Chelsea Football Club.