Terry anger at cigarette image use
By England MAD
Updated Tuesday, 3rd January 2012
The England captain John Terry is planning legal action against the Indian government after his image was used on cigarette health warnings.
An image which is blurred, but unmistakably the Chelsea defender, appears on cigarettes to highlight the health risks from smoking tobacco. Similar messages appear on cigarette packets in the United Kingdom, but without an accompanying image.
Elite Management, who represent Terry, said: It's been brought to our attention that an image of our client (Terry) has been used on some cigarette packaging without our consent or knowledge. We've now instructed our legal team to investigate this matter."
KS Dhatwalia, additional secretary of the Directorate of Advertising and Visual Publicity, told the Indian Express it was "not clear" how the image had been used.
He said: "We sent the creative to the health ministry and they then cleared it and circulated it. How Terry's picture got to be used is not clear."