5 most awkward handshakes in football
A handshake is a classic sign of respect and welcome throughout the world. However, it would be awkward if you have to offer or receive one from people you don’t actually like. Check out the most awkward handshakes ever in football history!
1.Patrice Evra and Luis Suarez
Suarez made some racist comments about Evra during a clash between Liverpool and Manchester United sometime in 2011. The case was even referred to FA and Suarez was handed an eight-game ban and a £40,000 fine! A year later, they met again in an away game at Manchester United and check out how Suarez refused to shake Evra’s hand in this video;
2.John Terry and Anton Ferdinand
Another racism-related argument: Terry called Ferdinand a “f****** black c***” in front of a television audience of 2 million people when Ferdinand mocked him over his marriage affair. The FA found Terry guilty and he was banned for four matches and fined £220,000.
3.Neymar Jr and Anthony Ralston
Nothing actually happened between these two #tbh. After the final whistle of the match, Ralston approached Neymar to swap jerseys, only to be rejected by the Brazilian player. Don’t judge just yet, Neymar was saving the shirt so he could donate it to charity.
4.Sir Alex Ferguson and Anderson
This incident happened in 2010, where Anderson actually had the guts to ignore Ferguson’s handshake. Later, the Manchester United manager admitted that the player was planning to quit the club. In another incident, Anderson was believed to have returned to Brazil without Ferguson’s permission and was fined £80,000 by the club.
5.Wayne Bridge and John Terry
This is a classic case of breaking the Bro Code. Chelsea legend John Terry was involved in a huge scandal back in 2009 that resulted in a broken friendship with teammate and pal, Wayne Bridge. Terry had an affair with Bridge’s ex-girlfriend Vanessa Perroncel shortly after Wayne and Vanessa parted ways.
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