Search

QPR defender delves into handshake-gate

12:22 17 September 2012

Queens Park Rangers

Queens Park Rangers' Anton Ferdinand snubs John Terry's pre-match handshake. Photo credit: Andrew Matthews/PA wire

PA Wire/Press Association Images

QPR defender Ryan Nelsen has insisted that he could understand why Anton Ferdinand refused to shake the hand of John Terry and Ashley Cole.

Terry was cleared in court of racially abusing the R’s defender and Cole had testified as a character witness for his team-mate.

The New Zealand international feels sorry for Ferdinand, who did not instruct his team-mates to snub the Blues pair – Ji-Sung Park refused to shake Terry’s hand at the coin toss.

“Anton didn’t deserve this, all the stuff that’s gone on. He and his family have had to go through so much. I feel really bad for him,” Nelsen said.

“If Anton had told us not to do it (the handshake)....but that’s the measure of the man.

“He just said: ‘This is my personal thing. Whatever you guys do, do it’.

“In the end the Premier League forced everyone to do it, but I don’t think anybody in Anton’s situation would have done it.”

Related articles

0 comments

Latest Sport Stories

Yesterday, 15:30
Hooks ABC coach Steve Newland (centre) with Eddie Barrett (right) and Nathan Brown (left) at Hooks ABC's training base

Eddie Barrett continued his impressive form as he added the London Youth ABA title to his list of honours on Sunday.

Nasser El Khayati pictured at Loftus Road after completing his move to QPR on deadline day. Pic: Queens Park Rangers FC

QPR manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has every faith Nasser El Khayati will be a big success at Loftus Road.

Thu, 16:32
The triumphant Brent Under-11 squad which won 7-1 against Barking last time out

The state of youth football in Brent continues to go from strength to strength as two age groups in the borough recorded empathic victories at the weekend.

Thu, 16:00
Alex Smithies had to remain patient before getting a first-team chance at QPR, but is now relishing life at Loftus Road

QPR goalkeeper Alex Smithies is looking to build on his promising run in the side and wants to see the team turn recent solid displays into much-needed wins.

Wed, 15:00
Hendon chairman Simon Lawrence (above) has backed Gary McCann to get Hendon back on track next season

Hendon chairman Simon Lawrence concedes this has been a season to forget for the club on the field, but he is looking ahead with optimism as the Greens prepare to move into a new home and build their youth development system.

QPR have completed the signing of Nasser El Khayati (right) from Burton Albion

QPR have clinched the signing of Burton Albion forward Nasser El Khayati on a two-and-a-half-year deal.

Saturday, January 30, 2016
George Groves (left) with his new trainer Shane McGuigan. Pic: Lawrence Lustig

George Groves is looking to an unlikely source for motivation as he chases an elusive world title – his arch-nemesis James DeGale.

Saturday, January 30, 2016
Sandro has sealed a move to Premier League side West Brom on loan from QPR

West Brom head coach Tony Pulis has strengthened his midfield options with the loan signing of Sandro from QPR.

Most read sport

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Competitions

Sony Smart Ultra HD 55'' LED TV

Enjoy the ultimate entertainment experience in your living room with the Sony Smart Ultra 55’’ LED TV. Be the envy of all your friends with this huge TV- you can change your living room into your own cinema! Get the boys around to watch the football or get the girls around to watch the DVD of 50 Shades.. this is a prize that everyone would enjoy! Stand a chance to upgrade your current entertainment system by wining this fantastic prize.

Surface Pro 4

Technology is ever evolving. We are constantly being shown new technology that is innovative, revolutionary and designed to make life easier for us all. Gone are the days of dial up modems and computers so large you needed half a room to store it. We are in the age of smooth, small and sleek. Companies are all trying their best to create technology that is easy to transport and guaranteed to be user friendly.

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Brent & Kilburn Times
e-edition today

Subscribe