Simeone Did Not Snub Klopp; In Fact, He Acts In The Same Manner Every Week

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Atlético Madrid’s manager, Diego Simeone, turned and rushed down the tunnel as soon as the final whistle blew, not pausing for anyone or anything, least of all his opposite number, whose hand he refused to shake. Not just against Liverpool on Tuesday night, but also the night before. And the night before that, and the night before that, and the night before that. Almost every night for the past decade, in fact.

Jürgen Klopp was left holding out his hand for a man who didn’t want to shake it at the end of Liverpool’s 3-2 thrilling victory at the Metropolitano. Klopp was left peering down the tunnel, thumb up, as Simeone ran away after avoiding him. There was sarcasm, but it wasn’t a snub, Simeone said “I never shake hands after the game because I don’t like it,” he said.

Simeone said: “I always go without shaking hands at the end of the game.” In Spain they knew that but they hadn’t heard the explanation before. Now it was needed. “I don’t think it’s healthy or natural because there will always be one [of the managers] who’s not happy with the game,” he said. “I feel it’s a hand shake with forceps, forced. The one who has won is in one state, the one who is lost in another. I don’t share that culture. I always leave quickly if lose or win.

source : Guardian sport

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