Chelsea midfielder, Cesc Fabregas, has admitted that he was the player who threw a slice of pizza at then-Manchester United manager, Sir Alex Ferguson, at Old Trafford in 2004.
The incident happened after Arsenal lost their 49-game unbeaten run against United.
There was friction between the two sets of players and it spilled over into the tunnel, where a piece of pizza was anonymously hurled into Ferguson’s face.
Fabregas has long been suspected of being responsible, but nobody from either side of the scuffle has ever fully accused the Spanish midfielder, a teenager at Arsenal at the time, of casting that fateful slice.
But speaking on an upcoming episode of Sky One show ‘A League of Their Own’, Fabregas was asked directly by host James Corden, if he threw the pizza at Sir Alex.
“Yes,” the now-Chelsea player sheepishly replied.
“All of a sudden, I heard noises [in the tunnel] 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 involved but I don’t know how to and I just threw it. Once I saw who it was hitting… well, I didn’t mean it. I apologise Sir Alex, I really didn’t mean to do that!”