"Anton didn't deserve this, all the stuff that's gone on. He and his family have had to go through so much. I feel really bad for him," Nelson said.
"If Anton had told us not to do it (the handshake)....but that's the measure of the man.
"He just said: 'This is my personal thing. Whatever you guys do, do it.'
"In the end the Premier League forced everyone to do it, but I don't think anybody in Anton's situation would have done it."