No handshake for Bridge and Terry

BY foxsports • February 27, 2010

The 'will they, won't they' debate is over after Wayne Bridge and John Terry did not shake hands ahead of Chelsea's game with Manchester City.

The pair were the only two not to greet each other during the traditional handshake on the field before the match.

There was eye contact between the two footballers, and both hands were outstretched. But Bridge trailed his hand underneath the hand of his former best friend and former England captain.

Today was the first time Bridge and Terry had shared a football field since revelations emerged of the Chelsea captain's alleged affair with Vanessa Perroncel, the mother of Bridge's young son.

The claims led to Terry losing the England captain's armband and Bridge deciding he could no longer play for his country.

Earlier in the tunnel under the glare of the Sky Sports cameras, Terry arrived first to lead out his team and was asked by the referee if he was wearing any jewellery around his neck and any rings on his fingers.

City captain Shay Given then brought his team alongside, with Bridge at the back of the line as both teams walked out.

There had been boos for Bridge and cheers for Terry from the Chelsea supporters when their names had been read out.

'Team Terry' emblazoned clothing was also available outside Stamford Bridge.


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