David Moyes once again confirms he has heard it straight from the horse’s mouth when Gunners skipper Cesc Fabregas made a “disappointing” comment to referee Lee Mason, going down the tunnel.
“I have to defend the integrity of Everton – and David Moyes as well,” said Moyes.
Arsene Wenger stated yesterday that the accusations made against Fabregas by Moyes are false, saying people shouldn’t take for granted what he thinks he has heard.
But Moyes insists he did hear it, loud and clear.
Moyes insisted: “I think it has been said I didn’t see it or I didn’t hear it. Well, I was there and I saw it and I heard it.
“Cesc questioned Everton’s integrity by suggesting we possibly had given money to the referee.
“In doing that, he also questioned the integrity of the referees.
“If I have said that, or any other player had said that, I think that would have warranted a sending off.
“I think Arsene said there was an unwritten rule that you don’t say things which are in the tunnel.
“Well, his player was the one who broke the unwritten rule, because what he did was question Everton football club, that we may be paying officials.”
FA didn’t take any discipline meassures against the player and will not be investigating, and Moyes, even though he did hear, won’t get them involved.
“We have no intention of getting the FA involved,” said Moyes.
“If the FA ask for information, I won’t give them it. That doesn’t get me three points back .
“In truth, I wouldn’t have even brought it up or mentioned it again if it wasn’t that it looks like Arsene seems to think I have not seen or heard it.”
Written by Kovecevic Amela, freelance writer