QPR players hold meeting to discuss Chelsea handshakes

QPR players will hold a team meeting next week to discuss the pre-match handshake for the derby with Chelsea.

QPR players will hold a team meeting next week to discuss the pre-match handshake for the derby with Chelsea.

The Daily Mail says the Rs will hold a team meeting early next week before deciding whether to shake Chelsea skipper John Terry's hand.

The west London rivals meet at Stamford Bridge a week on Sunday in a match that will resurrect the race row between Anton Ferdinand and Terry.

The Chelsea defender faces criminal charges over allegations he racially abused Ferdinand during a Premier League clash on October 23. The court case has been adjourned until July 9.

It is understood the Premier League will insist on the customary pre-match handshake going ahead despite the potential for embarrassment.

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