Wayne Bridge admits that he is perhaps “more famous for not shaking someone’s hand” than he is for playing football.
Bridge enjoyed a 16-year professional playing career before retiring at Reading in 2014.
The left-back, capped 36 times by England, won a Premier League title with Chelsea, and also spent four years at Manchester City.
But despite spending over a decade at the top level of the game, Bridge admits his non-handshake with John Terry is probably his most memorable moment.
“The most disappointing aspect of it all is that I’m probably more famous for not shaking someone’s hand than I am for playing football,” he told The Sun.
“I get abuse walking down the street now and I let it go in one ear and out the other. It’s a handshake after all, nothing more.
“It’s so hard for me to talk about the scenario because there would be other stuff to divulge. But what I will say is that I could not believe the atmosphere at the game that day and the reaction of my team-mates, in the build up to the match and during.
“I still don’t think anyone knows the full story but my team-mates that day were amazing. I felt like my team-mates wanted to win, for me.
“Players like Carlos Tevez and Craig Bellamy, who afterwards said some things I couldn’t believe.
“For us to win that day was unbelievable. I was disappointed in the way I played and didn’t think we would win.
“The atmosphere was incredible and it was a great result.”