“My recollection of that fabled incident is that when Ruud van Nistelrooy came into the dressing room, he complained that Arsene Wenger had been giving him stick as he left the pitch. “Right away I rushed out to say to Arsene: ‘You leave my players alone.’ He was incensed at losing the game. That was the reason for his combative behaviour. ”The next thing I knew I had pizza all over me. They say it was Cesc Fabregas who threw the pizza at me but, to this day, I have no idea who the culprit was.”
He did however go on to apologize for the incident to Sir Alex saying :
The moment Cesc Fabregas revealed he was the one who threw pizza at Sir Alex Ferguson in the famous 'Pizzagate' saga 😂🍕 pic.twitter.com/pkWajTVbPW— Soccer AM (@SoccerAM) October 4, 2017
Basically the “War of the Buffet ” incident for Arsene Wenger was a watershed moment for Arsene Wenger in his career. The end of his glorious unbeaten, Arsenal had entered the match leading the league however by December they were trailing to Chelsea in the League by 5 points and ended by losing the league only to never win it ever since. Teams changed, players changed, entire playing style from a direct style of playing to a fluid and much more silky way of playing was introduced, yet after the game and ever since Arsenal have not won the league after that piece of theatrical display by Wayne Rooney. Does not count for much but just imagining the sight of a slice of margherita hanging on Sir Alex’s face and his pale and clueless eyes trying to figure out the legend behind it makes me feel like my day is going to go awesome. Well mystery solved, now that cud chewer nows and i still cant get the image out of my head. Happier times indeed and till the next update COYG !!!!
“I heard noises 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 in but I don’t know how to’ and I threw – peeew – just threw it. Once I saw it was hitting, like, who it was hitting, which I didn’t mean… I apologise Sir Alex, I really didn’t mean to do that!”