Put it to bed - Tradução em português
The timing of the dressing room meeting was a crucial part of the case. Ferdinand believed it to have been 45 minutes after the whistle. Terry thought 15 minutes, just enough time for him to have a quick shower and "do my hair". Cole estimated it to be between 25-30 minutes. It was crucial because of the suggestion that Terry may have seen the YouTube footage before calling in Ferdinand to "smooth it over" and "put it to bed".
"smooth it over" and "put it to bed" - 'acalmar a situação' e 'encerrar o assunto'.