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QPR and Chelsea discuss Terry-Ferdinand detente
AP, September 13th, 2012 8PM

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When Chelsea and Queen's Park Rangers meet in a Premier League match Saturday, what will transpire between John Terry and Anton Ferdinand?

They faced each other two months ago in court, with Terry cleared of charges he racially abused Ferdinand in a league game last season. Yet the case still simmers and there are fears it will boil over.

The two clubs are reportedly in talks regarding the traditional pre-match handshake between opposing players. There is suspicion that Ferdinand may refuse to shake hands with Terry and his Chelsea teammate, Ashley Cole, who testified on Terry's behalf during the five-day trial in July.

The issue arose when Luis Suarez refused to shake hands with Patrice Evra in a league match last season between Liverpool and Manchester United at Old Trafford, following allegations of racist taunts between the players.

A hostile atmosphere is expected at QPR's home stadium, Loftus Road. Chelsea released a statement on Thursday -- under the headline "The Right Rivalry'' -- asking fans from both clubs to show respect during the match and saying that soccer stadiums are no place for "abuse and discrimination."

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