The Chelsea fan who was seen bickering with Cesar Azpilicueta after the defeat to Arsenal has spoken out.
After the Blues’ 4-2 loss to the Gunners at Stamford Bridge, the Spaniard was seen going over to a group of disgruntled supporters, who were calling out to him.
looked like an argument then ensured. But the fan who became embroiled in a dispute with the Chelsea skipper, 32, has claimed he was not abusive, despite Azpilicueta looking clearly agitated during the confrontation.
Simon Kerr, 53, a self-described ‘die-hard’ fan said to The Sun: “I know I wasn’t aggressive or abusive – and you can ask the three people I was standing next to in the crowd and the stewards who were there.
“But I wanted to ask him, as captain, why there hadn’t been any passion or fight in the team – what you’d expect from a Chelsea team in a big game like Arsenal. He was a bit aggressive to me and then told me I should get my boots on and play instead – and I said that I’d love to.
The moment had done the rounds on Sky Sports’ Twitter account as a clip and reaction has been mixed.
One wrote: “Why did he react like this? Doesn’t even look like the fans were being abusive or harsh.” A second stated: “If ever there was a jay from inbetweeners moment, clearly was giving it some during the game then after the game “I’m sorry I’m sorry I’m sorry”.
A third stated: “Azpi plays for the badge. He always plays for the club. I might be angry but I’ll never trash Azpi down for a team loss. It’s equally the defence being bad but Azpi is a born leader & has led us to wins. Never forget the contributions of this man. Love you @CesarAzp.”
A last one said: “Said it from the start. The guy is an awful bloke on the pitch. cries about everything.”