Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas was involved in yet another controversy last night when Hull City assistant manager Brian Horton alleged that Cesc spat at him after the FA Cup match between Hull and Arsenal. Cesc was not playing in the game as he is still recovering from a knee injury.
The Football Association is yet to take a decision on the ugly incident, although Faregas categorically denied it by saying that he doesn’t even know what Horton looks like.
“I absolutely and categorically deny I spat at anyone and I cannot understand why Hull are making these accusations against me. I have never spat at anyone in my life. It is a disgusting habit. Why would I do something like that after a match I was not even playing in?”
Tigers manager Phil Brown has a different view as he says that Cesc is lying and he witnessed the incident with his eyes.
“I was there, I witnessed it. Fabregas spat at our assistant manager. That’s their club captain. Hopefully he’s proud of himself. He spat at his feet.”
Seems like there is a big controversy brewing off the field. Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger didn’t have the time to celebrate the team’s 2-1 victory over Hull and he was quick to opt out of the whole issue by saying that he can’t comment on something he didn’t see.
Horton, meanwhile, contacted the League Managers’ Association after the incident and he has the full support of his boss and the fans.
The delay in FA’s decision is due to the fact that match referee Mike Riley didn’t include anything about the spitting incident in his post-match report. The association is still awaiting a revised report in the light of the new developments.
Well, Michael Ballack will surely agree with Horton as he was on the receiving end a while ago. The video of that ugly on-field incident is below.
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