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Chelsea skipper insists he didn't not refuse to shake the FA chairman's hand in the Wembley pre-match after being stripped of the England captaincy earlier this season.

Chelsea skipper John Terry is adamant he did not snub Football Association chairman David Bernstein during the pre-match handshakes at the FA Cup final on Saturday.

The Blues defender was stripped of the England captaincy by Bernstein earlier this year following the racism row surrounding the 31-year-old regarding his alleged abuse of QPR’s Anton Ferdinand.

However, Terry insists he has no problem with the FA chairman but still feels disappointed at the decision to remove him as skipper.

“I’ve no problems with Mr Bernstein or with anyone else at the FA," Terry told The Sun. “I shook his hand in the tunnel before the game and I think we shook hands when I went up there to get the Cup. I’ve said before I was disappointed but it was a collective decision.”

Terry also feels the FA Cup has been undervalued in recent years but is delighted with his side’s success in the competition, as on Saturday the team lifted its fourth trophy in six seasons.

“When I was growing up, the FA Cup was the biggest competition in world football," he said. “Maybe that’s changed a bit recently but winning trophies like this is what it is all about.”


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