Hughes was hoping talk of pre-match handshakes would draw to a close following today's game.
Reiterating his opposition to the ritual, he said: "For goodness sake, we've been talking about it for God knows how long. I think it's done and dusted now.
"It's something and nothing in my view. I thought the game was what was important today and, thankfully, it was played in good spirit."
He added: "You can't get too misty eyed about the old days and how it used to be - a lot of things have moved on for the better.
"But I just think this element of the Respect campaign is something that causes more problems than it solves and I don't think that was its intention when it was introduced."