Video: Cesc Fabregas gets called a 'snake' by Chelsea steward
The Spaniard has also endured similar abuse from the Stamford Bridge crowd this season
Cesc Fabregas was called a ‘snake’ by a Chelsea steward, according to a video posted on Twitter. The Spaniard has been the subject of abuse from those at Stamford Bridge this season, as many hold him responsible for Mourinho’s sacking.
The video was revealed on Twitter ahead of the Premier League clash between Arsenal and Chelsea. In the video, the steward, who is coincidentally an Arsenal fan, was seen calling out to Fabregas as he’s walking by in the tunnel using the words, “Cesc Snake!” Fabregas, halts, turns back and utters an incredulous ‘What!’ before someone offscreen jumps to the Spaniard’s aid, asking the steward to leave him alone.
Fabregas’ poor form this season with a recent resurgence under Guus Hiddink has lead many to believe that he played an instrumental part in getting Jose Mourinho sacked. The Stamford Bridge faithful did not take kindly to the rumours, booing him, Eden Hazard and Diego Costa in the game against Sunderland that took place in the immediate aftermath of Mourinho’s sacking.
Fabregas has been beset by insinuations that he was a ‘traitor’ in Chelsea’s dressing room. Earlier this season, Chelsea legend Pat Nevin made a similar gaffe on a talk show. When the subject of an unnamed player who reportedly would rather lose than win for Mourinho came up, Pat Nevin responded, “Yeah, that was Cesc Fabregas, wasn’t it?”
Given that Fabregas apparently instructed his lawyers to serve Nevin a defamation notice later and threaten to sue him, which led to Nevin’s profuse apology on Chelsea’s official website, one can only imagine the manner in which the Stamford Bridge steward in the video was dealt with.
Here’s the 8-second video of the incident in question :