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Sportingbet cut the price on Anton Ferdinand refusing to shake John Terry's hand in the west-London derby on Saturday to 7/5 following a overwhelming reaction from punters

Sportingbet have made Anton Ferdinand 7/5 (2.40) to refuse the offer of a hand-shake from John Terry before QPR’s FA Cup fourth round clash with Chelsea at Loftus Road, on Saturday.

The match will be the first time the two west-London rivals have met since Terry was charged with racially abusing Ferdinand in October’s derby.

After opening the market, Sportingbet were forced to cut the price on Ferdinand snubbing the England skipper from 7/2 (4.50) to 7/5 (2.40) following overwhelming interest from punters.

Terry has denied the charges and in the week leading up to Saturday’s noon kick-off, it is understood that QPR officials have attempted to persuade the Rangers defender to shake Terry’s hand and bury the hatchet. You can back the two players to shake hands at 1/2 (1.50) with Sportingbet.

But despite pleas from club officials, punters are expecting Ferdinand to follow Wayne Bridge’s lead and shun the opportunity to touch palms before kick-off as they meet face-to-face for the first time since 23 October.

Back Anton Ferdinand and John Terry to not shake hands before Saturday’s FA Cup fourth round game at 7/5 (2.40) with Sportingbet.


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Jim Knight is Betting Editor at Goal.com and has been tipping football games since he was old enough to place a bet. He is a Leicester City fan, writer and member of the We Are Going Up Podcast

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