Chelsea handshake cancelled
Queens Park Rangers,
The Premier League have announced the pre match handshake between QPR and Chelsea has been cancelled this weekend.
Lawyers for both Anton Ferdinand and John Terry had both expressed reservations about the hanshake and therefore the Premier League have now preemted any decisions by either club and cancelled the procedure.
QPR had planned to announce on Friday afternoon whether they would take part but that decision has now been taken out of their hands.
"The Premier League position on the pre-match handshake convention remains consistent," said a Premier League statement. "In all normal circumstances it must be observed.
"However, after discussions with both Chelsea and Queens Park Rangers about the potential and specific legal context in relation to John Terry and Anton Ferdinand, the decision has been taken to suspend the handshake convention for Sunday's match."