The incident happened at Stamford Bridge earlier this season, but the footage appeared online yesterday and Chelsea also confirmed proper action had been taken at that time.
Cesc Fabregas yet again finds himself at the centre of a controversy ahead of his return to Emirates after it emerged that a Chelsea steward had been fired for labelling him “a snake”.
The incident is believed to have taken place earlier this term but the footage went viral in social media on Friday and Chelsea have also confirmed later that appropriate action has been taken against the alleged steward.
In the eight-second footage the Spaniard is shown heavily surprised as he passed a Chelsea steward and when he was told directly: “You’re a snake, you’re Arsenal, what happened to you?”
— Moh Haider (@ArsenalMoh8) January 21, 2016
Fabregas then seemed to have alerted someone else to what has been said to him.
The 28-yearold Spanish midfielder played 503 matches for Arsenal since joining the Gunners’ academy from Barcelona when he was 15-year-old in 2003.
Fabregas was captain of the Arsenal team before reuniting with Barcelona in 2011. He returned to Premier League when he joined Arsenal’s arch rivals Chelsea in June 2014.
A Chelsea spokesman revealed when speaking to Mirrorsport: “The steward no longer works at Stamford Bridge.”
The Spaniard however had a key role in Chelsea’s famous title win last term but like all his team-mates, struggled for consistency in their title defending season.
After Jose Mourinho’s controversial exit in December, Fabregas was even booed by the Chelsea supporters along with Diego Costa and Eden Hazard.
Three of them were actually accused of intentionally under-performing this season, and the Blues fans turned on them in support of their former manager.
However, Fabregas finally showed some glimpse of return to form under caretaker boss Guus Hiddink and even scored in last weekend’s entertaining draw with Everton.