England coach opposes John Terry losing captaincy


ROME (AP) -- England coach Fabio Capello disagrees with the decision by English soccer authorities to remove John Terry as national team captain.

Terry was stripped of the armband Friday because his racial abuse trial won't be held until after the European Championship.

Capello told Italy's state broadcaster RAI on Sunday he "absolutely" disapproves of the ruling by Football Association chairman David Bernstein.

Capello says he spoke with the chairman and told him he doesn't think "someone can be punished until it becomes official." He adds that it's "going to be civil justice, not sports justice, to decide if John Terry committed that crime."