New Delhi: Ahead of their crucial Premier League clash against bitter London rivals Arsenal, Chelsea have reportedly sacked a steward who called Cesc Fabregas a snake.
According to the Express, the incident happened during the London derby early in the season at Stamford Bridge, which the Blues had won 2-0.
The Spaniard was confronted by the steward while leaving the stadium, for which a video footage emerged on Friday. In the video the steward was heard saying, "You're a snake, you're Arsenal," to the former Barcelona player.
Here is the video:
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The reference to a snake probably arrived from the Spaniard's Arsenal roots.
Chelsea travel to Emirates Stadium on Saturday to renew their rivalry with the Gunners. Despite the absence Arsenal's unlucky mascot in Jose Mourinho, Chelsea will start as the favourites to beat the league leaders.