Has Cesc Fabregas just lost a whole heap of fans?

It's got everyone in football talking. Did Cesc Fabregas spit at Hull City assistant manager Brian Horton?

The alleged incident occurred just after Arsenal had booked their place in the last 4 of the FA Cup with a 2-1 victory over Phil Brown's Hull.

Fabregas, who of course wasn't playing in the match due to his long-term knee injury, has been accused of spitting at Horton, who was walking down the tunnel at the time. The Spanish international has categorically denied the accusation by saying : "I have never done this in my whole career on the pitch, so why would I do it when I am not even playing?"

Fabregas' comments came after Brown had this to say : "I was there and I witnessed it, he spat at my assistant manager down the tunnel ... That is their club captain, hopefully he is proud of himself. He spat at his feet."

I have to say I was shocked to hear Brown make such allegations after the match. He was clearly upset that his side had missed out on a place in the semi-finals of the FA Cup and maybe he made the allegations in the heat of the moment, however seeing Hull's chairman and indeed Horton say what they have today makes me think it might be true. I have always admired Fabregas, simply because I feel he is an incredible talent, however if it is proved that he did, in fact spit at Horton, he would certainly lose a lot of respect from myself and I'm guessing a lot of you reading this.

What do you think? Comments below please.



  1. Gooner786 said,

    He did not spit *at* Brian Horton, at worst he spat *on the floor* near Brian Horton which is what Brian Horton said in the first place. This is hardly spitting at him, looks like Horton wants to make a meal of this non-incident. He is not the respectable old duffer people make him out to be.

    on 10:42 p.m.  

  2. luko said,

    dont believe phil brown wat a liar!!!! he cant make up his mind if it was on the pitch, in the tunnel at his face or at his feet

    on 10:43 p.m.  

  3. Anonymous said,

    Liars, sour grapes Hull will get relagated and it will be Cescs fault!

    on 10:47 p.m.  

  4. Anonymous said,

    Cesc is a legend, Hull are nobodies who didnt just accuse Cesc of spitting, there was all sorts of sour grapes, just the media tagged onto the cesc story.
    Lose respect for Cesc....err...NO.

    on 10:59 p.m.  

  5. Anonymous said,

    Well, Phil Brown is contradicting himself in the interviews he gave after the game. First it allegedly happened out on the pitch, in the next he seemed to have forgotten what he had said and the spitting incident did in fact happen in the tunnel. Also, according to Brown Cesc first spit Horton in the face, then he´s feet and then in his direction. Inconsistencies of this magnitude must question the validity of his comments.

    I don´t know about you but with the less than appropriate way he conducted himself after the match, with madlike outbursts towards Arsenal, its fans and Arsene Wenger, his credibility has been proved lacking.

    Phil Brown in my eyes is a liar who has tried to divert attention away from his own failings of late and has created this mess.

    If Cesc did what he did he should be condoned and fined, but Brown should have to stand by his comments and face the consequences of what he said.

    on 11:27 p.m.  

  6. Anonymous said,

    i think you are a looser by buying into Phil Brown cheap swipe at Cesc.He was asked to provide evidence and he couldn't say anything solid.in that tunnel there were a number of people,how is it that its only Brown who saw the incident???????????????i think its abig shame when someone like Brown sinks so low.he should learn to take defeat gracefully.

    on 11:57 p.m.  

  7. Jose said,

    Cesc is Mr Arsenal a class player who has been sorely missed can't wait to see him wearing his No. 4 shirt again.

    Who cares what Brown says he is a bully and a liar and looks like he has been tangoed!!

    Hull to be relegated - who are Hull anyway.

    on 12:14 a.m.