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Fabregas denies 'spit' allegation

Brian Horton (left) and Cesc Fabregas (right)
Fabregas (right) was injured for the match but entered the pitch at full time

Arsenal's Cesc Fabregas has given his version of events to the Football Association over allegations he spat at Hull assistant boss Brian Horton.

"I have never done this in my whole career, so why would I when I am not even playing?" said Fabregas after the alleged incident on 17 March.

Hull City submitted their own evidence to the FA at the end of March.

Hull accused Fabregas of spitting at Horton in the tunnel after their 2-1 FA Cup defeat at the Emirates Stadium.

The club submitted statements from Horton, manager Phil Brown and fitness conditioner Sean Rush to the FA.

"There is an independent solicitor representing us and hopefully there will be no bias towards any one club," Brown told the Hull Daily Mail.

"We really just want the truth to come out. If the truth comes out then we've got nothing to worry about."

The FA will now consider the evidence before deciding whether to take the matter further.

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see also
FA probes Fabregas 'spitting' row
18 Mar 09 |  FA Cup
Hull accuse Fabregas of spitting
17 Mar 09 |  FA Cup
FA confirms Cup semi-final dates
17 Mar 09 |  FA Cup
Arsenal 2-1 Hull
17 Mar 09 |  FA Cup
Arsenal v Hull as it happened
17 Mar 09 |  FA Cup

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