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'Cesc Fabregas was an arse' - Kevin Kilbane rips Fabregas for berating former Huddersfield midfielder

Cesc Fabregas of Arsenal attends a Arsenal Members Day Open Training Session at Emirates Stadium on August 4, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)
Cesc Fabregas of Arsenal attends a Arsenal Members Day Open Training Session at Emirates Stadium on August 4, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)
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Former Ireland midfielder Kevin Kilbane said that Chelsea's Cesc Fabregas was an 'arse' for berating former Icelandic international Joey Guðjónsson during a FA Cup fourth tie between Huddersfield Town and Arsenal in 2011.

Kilbane was playing alongside Guðjónsson for Huddersfield at the time when Fabregas launched a verbal tirade at the midfielder when he entered the match as a second-half substitute for Abou Diaby.

"Fabregas was a total arse," Kilbane said on Newstalk's Off The Ball.

"The one thing that stuck in my mind with him was when I was playing at Huddersfield, on loan with little Huddersfield, and we were a League One side going to the Emirates [Stadium] and we were drawing 1-1 and Fabregas comes on to the pitch and he comes up against Joey Guðjónsson, a midfielder that played for Bolton and Charlton, and he says 'you're s**t, you're teammates are s**t'.

"C'mon! To be fair to Fabregas he actually scored a penalty when he came on but I was like 'Cesc, this is Huddersfield mate. What are you doing? Jesus Christ! Give me a break'

"Do it to [Paul] Scholes or Roy Keane, or whoever it would be, do it to one of those lads, don't do it to Joey Guðjónsson at Huddersfield."

Kilbane added that former Wales striker Craig Bellamy was confrontational towards nearly every defender he ever played against and that former Fulham midfielder Jimmy Bullard was great craic, while Robbie Savage also had a great sense of humour when confronting opponents.

"Sav was funny," added Kilbane.

"The constant one that Sav would always bring up would be 'yeah do you want to come around and do my garden? How much do you want? I pay my gardener more than you get'.

"Just stuff like this it was like 'nah come on'."

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