Cesc Fabregas admits dousing Fergie: 'Pizzagate' mystery solved
Shrouded in mystery for almost 13 years, the chief culprit at the centre of the infamous "Pizzagate" incident at Old Trafford in 2004 has finally been revealed.
After a particularly fraught encounter between Manchester United and Arsenal, the friction spilled over into the tunnel and eventually ended with a rogue piece of pizza being anonymously hurled into Sir Alex Ferguson's face.
Cesc 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 the time, of casting that fateful slice.
That was, until now.
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!"
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