Arsenal player Cesc Fabregas has made an end to the speculation of a Pizza throwing incident that took place at Old Trafford in 2004.
In the season 2004-05, Arsenal’s 49 game unbeaten run in the league was halted in Manchester United under some controversial circumstances, and after the end of the match it resulted of a brawl. Amid the brawl, an anonymous Arsenal player threw a slice of Pizza at then Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson.
The potential Pizzagate culprit was speculated for years but now the real identity of the man who threw the pizza has been revealed. Cesc Fabregas, the Chelsea midfielder admitted that it was him who did that thing.
There have been players in the past who have hinted who the man behind the throwing Pizza, or at least they tried to guess so.
In his autobiography, Ashley Cole described the events: “All eyes turned and all mouths gawped to see this pizza slip off that famous puce face and roll down his nice black suit.”
Ferguson later said, “They say it was Cesc Fabregas who threw the pizza at me but, to this day, I have no idea who the culprit is.”
Martin Keown seemed to further confirm this, saying: “As I said on the radio a few years ago, from what I understand it was a Spanish fella with great technique. Even when it came to the pizza he had great technique. He threw it like a Frisbee.”
But to put to bed all the rumors and speculations, Fabregas took control himself and admitted it was him.
Fabregas threw Pizza at Sir Alex Ferguson
“Yes”, replied Fabregas. “All of a sudden, I heard noises and I thought what’s happening? So I go out with my slice of pizza and I saw Sol Campbell, Rio Ferdinand, Martin Keown… everyone pushing each other.”
“I was like I want to get in but I don’t know how to and I threw, just threw it. Once I saw it was hitting, like, who it was hitting, which I didn’t mean,” he added.
The midfielder then apologized to Alex Ferguson live on TV mentioning that he never intended to do that and it happened solely due to the heat of the moment.