Chelsea and England captain John Terry did not accept the offer of a handshake from Football Association chairman David Bernstein in a ceremony to hand over the Champions League trophy back to UEFA. Bernstein played a key role in stripping John Terry of his captaincy from the England national team on charges of being guilty of racism. Terry was found not guilty of racism by the court of law, but the FA deemed that he was guilty of using racial words against QPR defender Anton Ferdinand.

The 32-year-old was stripped of the England captaincy, while he also announced his decision to retire from international duty. Terry was also banned for four matches as well. Speaking about his decision not to shake hands with Bernstein, Terry said that it was extremely difficult for him given that Bernstein had spoken about him at the court of law. Chelsea’s year as the European champions came to an end recently, and a ceremony was held in London to hand the trophy back to UEFA. After announcing his retirement from international duty, he said that his position was untenable.

The 69-year-old, Bernstein, has said that he has other things to worry rather than just the lack of handshake between him and the Chelsea defender.

“It’s a difficult one for me. He spoke about me in the court case,” said Terry. “My relationships with everyone here are really fantastic. I didn’t notice a thing and I think we should talk about more positive things than that sort of nonsense. I’m not really terribly concerned. I have other things to think about. In my last three months I have other priorities,” said Bernstein. Bernstein will be stepping down from his role after more than two years in charge of the FA. Terry announced his international retirement in September.