QPR winger Wright-Phillips hopes Premier League keeps pre-match handshakes

QPR winger Shaun Wright-Phillips wants the Premier League's pre-match handshakes to stay.

The FA are under pressure to scrap the ritual following the controversy involving SWP’s team-mate Anton Ferdinand and John Terry last month.

QPR’s Ferdinand refused to shake hands with Chelsea skipper JT before their clubs’ derby at Loftus Road — after Terry was accused of racially abusing him last season.

Wright-Phillips, whose QPR side host West Ham in another London derby tonight, told The Sun: “I think handshakes are good for fair play.

“It is a really good thing to do, especially when you have kids as mascots right in front of you.

“It gives them a good impression of football and footballers and I’m all for stuff like that.”

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