Premier League: No handshakes before Chelsea-QPR
Chelsea and former England captain Terry, who declines wrongdoing, has been charged with racially abusing QPR defender Ferdinand in a league game in Oct.
The Premier League said “The Premier League position on the pre-match handshake convention remains consistent. In all normal circumstances it must be observed” in a statement.
“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”.