Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has
apologised on Cesc Fabregas‘ behalf
after the win over Liverpool, while his
counterpart, Jurgen Klopp, has revealed
the midfielder visited the Reds’ changing
room after the game to say sorry.
The Blues took on their Premier League
rivals at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Los
Angeles, securing a first-half lead through
Gary Cahill after the centre-back jumped
above Marko Grujic to power a header
past Loris Karius within 10 minutes of
The game failed to live up to its billing
and the biggest incident was undoubtedly
Fabregas’ horror tackle on Estonia
captain Ragnar Klavan, who joined
Liverpool from Augsburg two weeks ago,
during the second half.
The new Liverpool acquisition, making his
debut for the Reds on Thursday, was left
in agony by Fabregas, with the latter
receiving a red card for his late tackle
during what was feisty encounter in the
Speaking after the game, Conte revealed
that he was sorry following the tackle
from the 29-year-old Spaniard, while
Klopp also revealed that Fabregas had
visited the Reds’ dressing room to
apologise as well.
“It’s a red card and I hope it’s not a
mentality issue,” Klopp told reporters.
“He (Fabregas) came in the dressing
room and said sorry, he came too late in
the challenge.
“Sometimes in life if you are too late then
you get a red card. That’s how it was.
“It was just a knock for Klavan. I think he
will be okay.”
While Fabregas was lambasted by many
on social media for his tackle, many may
now forgive him after he made the effort
to apologise and there was also no
lasting damage for 30-year-old Klavan.
Liverpool will now recuperate and face
Italian giants AC Milan this coming
weekend, before returning to England.
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Cesc Fabregas receives a red card
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Meanwhile, the official Chelsea Twitter
account’s attempt to downplay the
incident was branded “clueless” on the
social media platform while one fan
wrote: “Even my most blue tinted
spectacles can see that was a straight