Cesc Fabregas has revealed that he will receive damages from Sport Magazine after the London-based publication printed an interview last week which has since been deemed a fabrication.
The Spanish international had been quoted as saying he left Arsenal because he felt the club could no longer challenge for honours, while admitting that there was in existence a contract clause which would see the Gunners afforded first refusal on re-signing him.
While little of what the midfielder purportedly said was particularly out of the ordinary, or different to what many supporters had indeed aired themselves, that the quotes are not directly attributable to him is very important to make clear.
Writing on Twitter this morning, the former Arsenal captain confirmed:
“Got the apology and retraction from that magazine that made up an interview about me. Can’t believe some journalists.
“I will also get damages that I will give to charity. Hope it teaches them a lesson. I would NEVER say a bad word about Arsenal Football Club.”
Arseblog News did publish a news story at the time carrying the quotes, but in light of the latest information has deleted the article. We apologise to both Cesc and our readers…such are the problems of working in a fast moving online environment.