Hughes rejects guard of honour idea

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Mark Hughes snubbed a Premier League suggestion for QPR to form a guard of honour for Chelsea on Sunday as an alternative to the cancelled pre-match handshake, he has revealed.

The Premier League bowed to pressure to abandon the handshake ritual on Thursday night, ahead of this weekend's west London derby at Stamford Bridge to avoid any chance of it affecting Blues captain John Terry's upcoming racism trial.

And Hughes admitted his surprise at the guard of honour idea, saying: "They were looking for solutions for the game at the weekend and the Premier League were throwing things out there and said at one point that one alternative would be to form a guard of honour and clap Chelsea onto the pitch, and I'm thinking there is absolutely no chance of that happening."

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