Arsenal fans took matters into their own hands to remove Cesc Fabregas from our history after one supporter in particular removed his banner from the Ken Friar Bridge.
Fans have been calling for the removal of the banner ever since the Spaniard joined arch enemies Chelsea this summer after he engineered a move to Barcelona in 2011.
We are universally renowned as a classy club which means that these actions may be looked down upon by a section of our supporters, but not those that surrounded this fan in particular.
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— Ö (@santasballsack) May 30, 2015
Fabregas’s status among Arsenal fans is split which was illustrated during his first appearance back at the Emirates Stadium last month.
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Some sections of the fans booed while other applauded him as he was substituted in the 0-0 draw and the memories will always remain.
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However, the way in which he left the club leaves a bad taste and has only been exasperated by the fact that he now plays for a direct rival and under one of the most disrespectful managers of all time.
There is no love lost between Jose Mourinho and Arsene Wenger and with the influence the boss had on Fabregas’s career, the fact he’s now in alliance with the man who deemed the Frenchman as a “specialist in failure” (via BBC Sport) adds to the bad feelings.
Whichever way you look at it, Fabregas’s banner had no business being on that iconic bridge alongside some real legends.