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It’s finally been revealed which Arsenal player threw pizza at Sir Alex Ferguson

Cesc Fabregas has been revealed as the player who launched pizza at Sir Alex Ferguson during 'Battle of the Buffet'

Picture the scene.

A fresh, steaming piece of pepperoni pizza flies down the corridor.

Its destination? The side of Sir Alex Ferguson’s face. And then his, presumably very expensive, suit.


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The ‘Battle of the Buffet’ between Arsenal and Man United in 2004 has gone down in Premier League folklore.

United ended Arsenal’s 49-game unbeaten league run through goals from Ruud van Nistelrooy and Wayne Rooney.

The game had been contentious from start to finish, especially when Rooney dived for a penalty.

He’s gone down a bit easy there

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He’s gone down a bit easy there

So when the players got in the tunnel after the game and it got a bit heated, one Arsenal player couldn’t resist chucking pizza at Fergie.

To this day his identity had remained a mystery.

But now, thanks to A League of Their Own, it has been revealed that none other than Cesc Fabregas was the culprit.

Trying to decide who’s going to order the pizza

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Trying to decide who’s going to order the pizza

When asked about the incident, Fabregas said: “Yes. ‘Martin Keown is a liar because I saw him in front of me just, like, punching people so he didn’t see anything.

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… peeew… just threw it. Once I saw it was hitting, like, who it was hitting, which I didn’t mean…”


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‘You shouldn’t have admitted it Cesc’

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‘You shouldn’t have admitted it Cesc’

Fabregas then apologised to Fergie, putting to bed a 13-year pepperoni beef.

Proof that Cesc is as accurate off the pitch as he is on it.

Now we’re off for food because all this talk of pizza has made us starving.