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Top 5 incidents where football stars refused to shake hands

Ayush Roy
Modified 28 Oct 2013

Following Chelsea’s 2-1 win over Manchester City over the weekend, the Citizens’ manager Manuel Pellegrini seemed to ignore Jose Mourinho’s offer for a post-match handshake, instead choosing to walk straight into the tunnel.

He later said, “I didn’t shake hands. I didn’t want to.”

In that light, let us look at the top 5 bust-ups that led to players or managers choosing not to share pleasantries before or after the match.

1. Patrice Evra – Luis Suarez

Manchester United v Liverpool - Premier League

The most publicised spat between footballers in recent years, Luis Suarez and Patrice Evra’s racism incident dominated headlines for long periods, for all the wrong reasons.

The issue was kicked off when Luis Suarez was adjudged to have directed racist comments towards Evra, which later led to the Uruguay international earning a 10-match ban. The Liverpool striker also appeared to move his hand away during the two teams’ next encounter as Evra offered to shake his hand.

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Published 28 Oct 2013, 19:53 IST
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