SKY Sports is launching a new subscriber-only channel focused entirely on sporting event handshakes.
The launch follows Man City manager and lager brand Manuel Pellegrini’s refusal to shake hands with Chelsea boss José Mourinho, which experts agree was far more thrilling than the match itself.
Sky Sports Handshakes will show every handshake in the Premier League and Championship from multiple angles in slow motion with expert analysis, with the BBC broadcasting an evening highlights package.
Hastily-retrained handshake analyst Jamie Redknapp said: Handshakes have at least as much bearing on who’ll win the league as all that 4-4-2 drivel.
Is Moyess soggy lettuce leaf the reason United arent even in the European places? Does Mark Hughes need to stop making friends and start grinding knuckles for Stoke?
“We answer the questions, and showcase our new EagleEye handshake camera which can pinpoint the very instant a handshake crosses the line from stridently heterosexual to having a gay subtext.”
Sports fan Bill McKay said: “Shaking hands used to be a man’s game, without all this slow clasping and caressing you get nowadays.
“Brian Clough, for example now there was a manager used to shake hands with rival managers by holding his hand at head height, curling the fingers into a fist and smashing it hard into their face.”