By Randy Osae
Cesc Fabregas has publicly moved to deny accusations by Phil Brown that he spat at Hull’s assistant coach Brian Horton during full-time on Tuesday night.
The Tigers’ boss made complaints in his post-match interview and bemoaned both Gallas’ controversial goal and the hostility of Arsenal’s missing captain Fabregas.
The Spaniard does have history of such altercation with the opposition’s official after a feud with then Blackburn boss Mark Hughes at the end of another FA Cup meeting with Rovers in 2007.
Fabregas though insists he is absolutely innocent this time.
“I categorically deny that I spat at anybody after the match. I have never done this in my whole career on the pitch, so why would I do it when I am not even playing?
“I can understand the frustration of losing a game to a dubious goal, that has happened to me many times in my career as well. But this is not the fault of me or any of the Arsenal players.”
Fabregas’ incident only adds to an alleged lack of sportmanship from Arsenal’s perspective after Arsene Wenger himself stormed into the tunnel with a few glances back right after the final whistle – neglecting a handshake with his counterpart Phil brown.