Friday, September 14, 2012

''YOU MUST SHAKE HANDS'' PREMIER LEAGUE ORDERS ANTON FERDINAND, TERRY AND COLE TO FOLLOW PRE - MATCH PROTCOL


The Premier League have announced that the pre-match handshake before QPR's clash with Chelsea at Loftus Road on Saturday must take place.

Anton Ferdinand and John Terry, who has recovered from his ankle injury, will meet for the first time since the Chelsea captain's race trial in July.

Terry was found not guilty of using a racial slur against Ferdinand in the corresponding fixture last October, but remains the subject of a Football Association investigation over charges that he denies.


QPR manager Mark Hughes revealed on Friday that they were awaiting guidance from the Premier League, who have confirmed it must go ahead.

Chelsea defenders Terry and Cole are expected to be fit for Saturday's game, and they will take part in the handshake according to boss Roberto Di Matteo.


Terry and Cole had been in a race against time to recover from ankle injuries for the west London derby at Loftus Road.


But they have trained without incident for the past three days and are set for a reunion with  Ferdinand.

Ferdinand is reported to also be considering snubbing Ashley Cole after the Chelsea left-back testified as a character witness for Terry.



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