New handshake controversy: Aston Villa mascot ignores her Premier League counterpart!

It looks like the Premier League has a new handshake controversy!

Long gone are the days when football’s back pages were dominated with hand shake “gates” surrounding Patrice Evra and Luis Suarez or John Terry and Wayne Bridge.

Now it is the mascots that are rejecting the advances of their peers and, incredibly, we have been here before, in an Aston Villa match just over a year ago.

This clip, of an Aston Villa mascot ignoring their Manchester City counterpart went viral in February 2012.

Today, we saw an almost replica incident as the Aston Villa mascot ignored the Premier League mascot before their clash with West Ham.

Considering the dire first half played out between Aston Villa and West Ham, this might have been the most exciting incident for quite a while at Villa Park today!