Last year, when playing for Manchester City, Bridge moved to offer a hand, only to pull it back at the last moment.
This time, with him at West Ham, he suddenly took a deep interest inshaking the hand of a mascot being taken down the line of players by Terry.
By the time an enthusiastic handshake had been completed with a Chelsea-shirted figure of about four feet tall, a rather larger one - inthe shape of Terry - had once more been left with his hand hanging in the air by Bridge, as the home crowd's jeers almost matched that of the cheers from West Ham's travelling supporters.
Wee push: John Terry guides amascot towards Wayne Bridge
Ignored: Bridge takes a special interest in the Chelsea mascot
Next please: Terry resumeshis handshaking duties
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