F.A Drop Charges against Fabregas

Premier League – Fabregas cleared of spitting

Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas has been cleared of two improper conduct charges relating to claims he spat at Hull City assistant manager Brian Horton.


Hull made the allegations after ugly scenes at the end of an FA Cup tie on March 17. Fabregas, who was not playing, came on to the pitch and was involved in a confrontation with Hull staff.

The Spaniard maintained he was innocent of Hull’s claim he spat at Horton’s feet, and an independent commission has found there was not enough evidence to support the charges.

The decision was made last week, but the FA wanted to delay the announcement as Hull are still embroiled in a relegation battle.

Tigers manager Phil Brown was charged with improper conduct following an outburst at referee Mike Riley, and has requested a personal hearing.

An FA statement said: “At a regulatory commission hearing, two charges of improper conduct against Arsenal midfielder Cesc Fabregas were found not proved.

“The charges related to Fabregas’s conduct following the FA Cup match between Arsenal and Hull at the Emirates Stadium on 17 March.

One charge concerned his conduct after coming onto the pitch following the final whistle. The second charge related to an allegation of spitting.”


~ by awbroady on May 22, 2009.

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