Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 24 April 2014

Handshake to go ahead

Anton Ferdinand, left, and John Terry, right, will face each other on Saturday

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 that they were awaiting guidance from the Premier League, who have confirmed it must go ahead.

"There has been dialogue between the Premier League, Queens Park Rangers and Chelsea in relation to tomorrow's match between the two clubs," read a statement released by the Premier League.

"All parties understand and acknowledge that the pre-match handshake will go ahead as part of the normal pre-match activity."

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