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Handshake hypocrisy – English football seems to take more notice of a silly protocol than the real issues affecting the game

David Kelly


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Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel clashes with Tottenham Hotspur manager Antonio Conte react after Sunday's Premier League draw at Stamford Bridge

Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel clashes with Tottenham Hotspur manager Antonio Conte react after Sunday's Premier League draw at Stamford Bridge

Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel clashes with Tottenham Hotspur manager Antonio Conte react after Sunday's Premier League draw at Stamford Bridge

Perhaps only sport could be responsible for ensuring that a symbol of harmony and communion for nigh on two millenia, securing peace after war in all corners of the world – even in space - could somehow become a toxic harbinger of enmity and discord.

The handshake as hand grenade.


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