Anton Ferdinand today refused to shake the hand of John Terry before the match between QPR and Chelsea at Loftus Road.
The defender also refused to shake the hand of Ashley Cole, who appeared as a character witness at John Terry's trial earlier this year.
Terry was cleared of using a racial slur against Ferdinand at the trial, but is still being investigated by the FA.
At a pre-match press conference, QPR manager Mark Hughes questioned whether the pre-match handshake ritual was a good idea.
He said: "Is this the best way to do it? I think it’s open to debate.
"Maybe something could be done after the match.
"The lead-up to the game has been ridiculous and everyone has been focusing on this one moment just prior to the game.
"When I saw the list of questions I was likely going to answer (at his press conference) there was nine on the handshake and one on Hillsborough. Ridiculous."
The match today is the first meeting between the clubs since the trial.