Wayne Bridge refuses to shake hands with Terry before match

John Terry and Wayne Bridge met yesterday for the first time since Terry's affair with Bridge's former girlfriend Vanessa Perroncel came to light.

Terry's Chelsea and Bridge's Manchester City met at Stamford Bridge for a Premier League match, which was broadcast live on Sky to million of viewers around the world.

And the questions fans were asking before the match was: "Will Terry and Bridge shake hands before the match?"

The answer was: "No."

Chelsea players lined up for the handshakes from their opponents, but when it was Bridge's turn to shake hands with Terry he refused Terry's outstretched hand.

It got even more humiliating for Terry, as his side suffered a 4-2 defeat thanks to two goals from Tevez and two from Bellamy. It was their first defeat at home for over 50 games and their heaviest defeat in the league for 8 years.

And prior to yesterday, Manchester City had never scored at Chelsea's Stamford Bridge for over ten years. Chelsea also ended the game with nine men, after getting Ballack and Belletti sent off.

It was the perfect revenge on Terry for Bridge.

Terry shocker: Snubbed by Bridge, humiliated by Bellamy and slammed by Capello

By Daniel King
28th February 2010
Daily Mail

The Premier League

Chelsea 2-4 Manchester City
Lampard 42; 90+1 (pen)............................Tevez 45+1; 76 (pen)
.................................................. .......................................Bellamy 51; 87

John Terry was snubbed by Wayne Bridge and humiliated by Craig Bellamy as Manchester City blew the title race wide open with a stunning 4-2 victory at Stamford Bridge against Chelsea .

Terry, stripped of the England captaincy after revelations about his relationship with Bridge's former partner, had to suffer the indignity of his former friend and team-mate refusing to shake his hand before kick-off.

Snubbed: Wayne Bridge refuses to shake the hand of John Terry

Then Bellamy, who shared City's goals with the returning Carlos Tevez, put the boot into Terry's shattered reputation just as ruthlessly as his team had exposed nine-man Chelsea on the counter-attack.

'I know what JT's like,' said Bellamy. 'Nothing surprises me about him. Everyone in football knows what the guy's like. But that's off the field. On the field, he's an outstanding player and a great captain for Chelsea, and it's always going to be difficult when you play him and his team.'

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But it was a terrible end to another traumatic week for Terry and Chelsea, on and off the pitch, with the apparent collapse of injured defender Ashley Cole's marriage only adding to the air of sleaze.

Bridge - who has said he does not want to be picked for England following the stories about Terry and Vanessa Perroncel, the mother of his three-year-old son - went to shake Terry's hand in the traditional line-up before the match only to then pull it away.

Frank Lampard gave Chelsea a deserved lead but Terry, having been at fault for the first of Inter Milan's goals in Wednesday's 2-1 Champions League defeat in Italy, was caught out by the pace of Tevez in first-half stoppage-time.

Heated: Chelsea's John Terry clashes with Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez

The City striker, back after two weeks in Argentina at the bedside of his newborn daughter, scored after a mistake by stand-in goalkeeper Henrique Hilario, who was also at fault for Bellamy's first goal.

Last edited by Blackleaf; Feb 28th, 2010 at 11:53 AM..
Why is this even news??

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