The mystery surrounding the infamous Pizzagate has finally been solved after 13 mysterious and anxious years in search of the truth.
The Chief culprit at the centre of the ” War of the Buffet” at Old Trafford in 2004 has finally been revealed and the legend is none other than our former captain Cesc Fabregas.
Back in 2004 and right during our Golden Years in the League under Arsene Wenger, Arsenal ended their 49 game unbeaten streak at the hands of our hated rivals Manchester United after having been awarded a contentious penalty.
United won that explosive game 2-0, with goals from Ruud van Nistelrooy and Wayne Rooney ending our unbeaten streak and sparking off a series of events in the tunnel after the game which ended with Sir Alex tasting Margherita off his face after being hit right on the face by an mystery offender.
Cesc Fabregas has long been suspected of being responsible specially after a set of comments from Martin Keown but nobody from either side of the scuffle had ever completely accused the Spanish midfielder until now that is.
Sir Alex in his autobiography went on to describe the incident from what his impression of the fabled ” War of the Buffet” was saying :
“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.”
Speaking in an episode of ‘A League of Their Own’ set to be released this week the Spaniard was asked to finally reveal the mystery behind that world famous incident of 2004 which continues to perplex Sir Alex even to this day and after taking a quite an amount of time in building up the suspense he finally decided to let the cat out of the bag.
Reaction from ex Arsenal players who throw pizza slices at Manchester United managers is usually priceless and never better than this one :
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
He did however go on to apologize for the incident to Sir Alex saying :
“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!”
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