October 24th, 2011

Cesc Fabregas Says That He’s Not Racist, Daniela Semaan Is His Girlfriend

Barca scuffle

Image Credit: Jasper Juinen/Getty Images Europe.

As much as we love it when ballers get heated (mostly because pushing and shoving can lead to flashes of skin exposure), sometimes things get a bit too intense for our emotionally frazzle and often drunk selves. Case in point: this past Saturday towards the end of Barcelona’s 0-0 draw with Sevilla when things got heated between Cesc Fabregas and Frederic Kanouté.

Image Credit: Sky Sports News.

Some reports immediately following the match claimed that Kanouté lunged at Cesc because of a racist comment. A few hours after that, Kanouté tweeted [Ed. Note: as translated by us] “I’m very sorry about what happened yesterday, it was not exemplary. There was provocation and insult, as you know. No need to spin it around. Thanks,” followed byhis actions, as well as mine, were bad, case closed. Lets carry on with football.”

Within an hour of Kanouté’s comments, Cesc then tweeted the following. All the more interesting, however, was the further detail he added at the very end of his Twitter rant: ”All my life I’ve played with people from all over the world and of many different religions, I share a dressing room with a Mali player, I have an Arabic tattoo and my girlfriend is lebanese.

La Liga Spain WAG Lebanese ex-wife London

Not long after the onslaught of tweets, someone must have connected the two of them via mobile because both players confirmed that they had spoken on the phone and cleared up the events from yesterday. We’re glad to see they talked things out like big boys.

The downside? Cesc has officially made mention of Daniela being his girlfriend.


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169 Responses to “Cesc Fabregas Says That He’s Not Racist, Daniela Semaan Is His Girlfriend”

  1. kayla benitez says:

    cesc is grimy… just like her
    i used to think this guy was decent…but know, he has just exposed what an inferiority complex he has
    shame on you cesc and any other person who supports you

  2. Jad says:

    Lebanese isn't a race Cesc, Daniela looks like your sister.

  3. Molly says:

    Show me someone who ISN'T racist, and i'll show you Jesus Christ!

  4. McCullough says:

    Semaan is not a muslim name, in fact, it is one of the oldest Christian last names, dating back to the first century AD

  5. Alanis says:

    Daniela is gross.. jussayinn

  6. lulu says:

    This whole thing is weird. He played at Arsenal for what, 7 years? Arsenal's number one legend is, oh right, Thierry Henry, who's black. On top of that, he was the captain for 3 years, and we have a lot of black players, I really don't think that if he were really racist, he would've been able to be captain at all, or in any case, he should've learned.

    On the other hand, even if he didn't make that comment, his attempt to 'clear things up' on Twitter makes it seem like he could have. Then again, the English version of his tweets was a bit ranting, but didn't include anything nonsensical like the 'my girlfriend is lebanese' to say he isn't racist part.

  7. Cella.xx says:

    cesc,cesc,cesc again you..well i dont like you any more…and somebody should tell you that dating a girl/woman who is Lebanese doesnt mean you cant be racist!!!

  8. Citlalli says:

    BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO I dont like Daniela!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:0 he should have stayed with carla! CESC is So HOOOOOOTTTTTT and to GOOD for Daniela!!! thats all i have to say!

  9. xoWinnie says:

    i really didn't want this to be true, so i've held my tongue and let the story develop
    from what i gather, Cesc came off very defensive from the beginning
    and dug himself a deeper hole by being immature and stupid on twatter
    i really don't think he's a racist though, and that's what i can tell you
    having been a fierce Fabregas fan for as long as i was.
    whatever he said was wrong, racist or not, so he needs to man up
    accept responsibility for his actions and move on.
    he would have been better off pulling a Busquets and just keeping his
    mouth shut. his post-match comments have become more incendiary
    than anything that even happened during the game it seems.

    • Peppi says:

      "Man up"? What about Kanouté? Kicking the ball out of place when Messi was about to shoot the penalty, that's really mature… And it's a bloody serious accusation to call someone a racist with no proof at all. Especially since the "victim" seem to think it's much ado about nothing.

      • xoWinnie says:

        um…did you not read Kanoute's statements accepting for his own actions responsibility and moving on? well re-read the article (might wanna do that before commenting recklessly, just saying), they're italicized. and where did you ever read that Kanoute accused Cesc of racism? because i'm sure he did quite the opposite. so i'd say Kanoute has handled this pretty maturely. however, i'm still waiting for Cesc to grow a pair and act like a man here though…still waiting…

        • Peppi says:

          I have never said Kanouté accused Cesc of racism, have I? That's actually my point, if you didn't get it. Kanouté has never said Cesc uttered a racist insult. If he hasn't then why is this an issue here? I would also be panicky if there was unfounded rumours going around depicting me as a racist. I would be devastated.

          • xoWinnie says:

            this is an issue here because that's how gossip circulates,
            regardless of whether or not Cesc said something racist,
            which, let me repeat, i don't think he did, he should still
            apologize for being a douche and fighting on the pitch.
            THAT'S ALL I'M SAYING!

            • Peppi says:

              Wait, I'm confused. Wasn't it Kanouté who hit Fab? When did Fab fight? I guess he threw some much deserved verbal punches at Kanouté, who behaved like a douche, but that's all I saw. I didn't see him fight.

              • xoWinnie says:

                Fabregas instigated the fight verbally and Kanoute grabbed him and reacted physically
                Kanoute has apologized for his douche-y behavior, Fabregas has not.
                probably because he believes he is in the right.

                • BlackRose says:

                  In that case, Kanouté instigated Cesc's insult by kicking the ball out of place at a crucial and tense moment. By the way: I'd much rather have someone insulting me (which happens all the time on a football pitch, sadly) than getting physically aggressive, but maybe that's just me.

                  Cesc HAS apologized… "Acabo de mantener una conversación telefónica con Kanoute y los dos hemos aclarado lo q pasó ayer. Nos hemos pedido perdón mutuamente" ("I've just had a conversation with Kanouté on the phone and we've both cleared up what happened yesterday. We've apologized to each other" – tweeted on the 23rd of October).

                  • xoWinnie says:

                    well, if Kanoute instigated a response it would be from Messi, not Cesc.
                    i'm glad to know Cesc apologized though. that's really all i wanted to hear.

                    • Peppi says:

                      Wow, you clearly don't get it. Kanouté was pissed off by the penalty, kicked the ball out of place like a frustrated 12 year-old, Cesc got angry (I would too) and said something not very nice and then Kanouté hit him. They have both said it was not racist and they have both apologized. There. It's simple enough.

                    • xoWinnie says:

                      nope, i don't get it. both guys were in the wrong,
                      one apologized sooner than the other which is basically all i was saying.
                      by trying so hard to defend Cesc,
                      you're making a mountain out of two sentences
                      meant to end this discussion, for no reason.

                    • Peppi says:

                      Oh, I'm sorry I didn't read your last comment properly. I apologize for that. I must seem like a raging lunatic :) . It was those ridiculous racist accusations that got me going and then I didn't stop in time. I hope you see this.

                    • xoWinnie says:

                      i did, that's okay. i was just a little confused about where your anger was coming from.

                    • xoWinnie says:

                      by the way, the racist thing became a non-factor quite a few comments ago.
                      it'd be great if you dropped it.

      • xoWinnie says:

        oh, and i seriously hope you're not accusing ME of calling Cesc a racist,
        because if you can read at all you see that i stated QUITE the opposite.

        • Peppi says:

          Oh, c'mon, your comment like so many others here are very ambiguous. "Racist or not"? That's how rumours are created and perpetuated.

          • xoWinnie says:

            the statement remains "racist or not" because that's the subject matter we;re dealing with here, isn't it? it could be replaced by homophobic or not, sexist or not, etc, but the issue bought up was one of racism, so that's how i am going to address it.

  10. Emma says:

    There are Muslim players in Barcelona (Abidal, Keita, Afellay). If Cesc really was a racist, wouldn't you think there would be issues/problems between the players by now?

  11. Anonymous says:

    Cesc didn't say anything racist. He said "tu puta madre" which while rude is obviously not racists. It's sad that people are so quick to judge based on random people's accounts

  12. Susana says:

    I read his rant on twitter and everyone I know that he had gone nutty for a few. I lost a little respect for him in the way he treated Arsenal in the end (and I'm not a Gooner)…but this story is about his alleged racism. Spain has been known for this in footy for some time now. Remember UEFA coming down hard a few years back and not allowing a game to be played there? So why is it surprising that Cesc could be racist himself?
    As for the girlfriend…I think she looks like a frumpy, dumpy mess in that bikini. Ewwwww. Team Carla! :)

  13. Melaniee. says:

    i am furious.
    i wish to swear at cescy in arabic because i am egyptian.
    gosh i dislike daniela.

  14. john says:

    fabregas couldve said something but kanoute reaction was wayyyyyyyy out of line , shame on you kanoute

    • DebS says:

      But if you don't know what was said, how do you say that the reaction was "wayyyyyyyy out of line"?

      • BlackRose says:

        yeah… When someone behaves aggressively or like a douchebag by physically attacking someone else, the main idea is: who knows what this other person said to deserve it, he/she was probably asking for it.

        If someone insults me, I either ignore him or I insult back (both reactions happen all the time on the football pitch). Anything else is out of proportion and uncalled for.

        The ref was there, by the way. I guess he was deaf because Cesc got no punishment over the terrible racial slurs that some really want to believe that he yelled despite the fact that nobody has witnessed them…

  15. ahmad says:

    cesc fabregas is one of the most respectful player i ve seen and i dont believe a word kanoute says , i m muslim and i believe cesc didnt go there

  16. hugh says:

    I don't get some post here. For me-being racist means that you can't stand other race,( no other word has come up to me ) that you think that they are "less human"… So HOW can i have boyfriend, friend that is other race, religion, nacionality etc if I am racist for example ? You love& respect your boyfriends/girlfriends,friends…so that's why I don't get why some of you think that that was lame excuse from Cesc?( girlfriend,tattoo… ) Hope that somebody can explain me what do you consider racist?

  17. hala says:

    fabregas is not racist and i m usre his ex gf is dying to see him happy with another woman, beautiful Daniella , lebanon and the whole arab world is proud of you , we love you

    • mohamad salman says:

      Do you wish to be fuckek by spanish boy go there but arab is NOT proud of he or cesc or YOU girl we still have enough shit to do SHAME on you to talk in behalf of all arab world talk only about urself.

      • BlackRose says:

        if hala should talk only about himself/herself instead of using a "we" pronoun, so should you.

      • Agnes Wonka says:

        No! girl don't write your email address here!! it's dangerous, you don't know what kind of people come here.
        I tell you this for your own good :)

  18. iman says:

    cesc fabregas gfirlfriend is lebanese !!!!!!!!!!! woooohoooooooooooooooooooooooo come on lebanon !! fly high , i love you fabregas

  19. jaaarl says:

    On Spanish TV they have read on Cesc's lips and he doesn't say any racist word. More like "tu puta madre" which means "Your bitchy/f***ing mother" and is quite a strong though "normal" expression in Spain.
    It would be odd saying racist things having a girl from another country/culture/call-it-what-you-want, and next to your team mate from the same country and religion as Kanoute.
    Hooooop bad news for you, no terrorists in Catalunya, you better ask next time.

  20. Dhani says:

    This is the tweet in Spanish language, mention about his girlfriend :

    Toda la vida he jugado con gente de todo el mundo y todas las religiones, comparto vestuario con un jugador malí, llevo un tatuaje árabe, y mi pareja es libanesa. No hay muestras más evidentes de que no tiene sentido. Ahora a pensar en el Granada que es lo que toca. Un abrazo.

    Pareja = girlfriend

    I know a little Spanish :)

    • laligagirl says:

      "Novia" is girlfriend. It doesn't change his statment but basically means the same thing, just sayin'.

      I feel for the Cesc girls. I'm sure his "announcement" is painful. Is Daniella from England? Did she move to Spain with him? Anyone know the specifics?

    • Agnes Wonka says:

      Actually "pareja" is a word that gay use. Straight men say "novia". mmmmmmm

  21. Caitlyn says:

    So he dates a Puma and is sponsored by Puma! LOL. That twitter rant he went on is utter Bull Sh*t, Saying he's always been nothing but respectful with other players. Really Cesc? Really! What about spitting in the face of players, accusing refs of being paid off, laughing at the old guy that Pique spat on after the world cup, the list goes on. Then in his desperation he really scrapes the bottom of the barrel by tweeting that he has a arabic tattoo & glf. Wtf has that got to do with calling Kanoute a te**orist. "News Flash" Not all te**orists are Arabic you racist gitt! "i know" no one can prove thats what was said but i'm going to take Kanoute's word on this one giving the fact that he is a very peaceful guy and has no previous track record and Cesc does. No way he would make a accusation, especially one so serious unless it was true! "Shame on you Cesc" Has anyone seen his glf profile pic on Twitter? There is no way she is Muslim. She looks like she should have her own street corner and start charging. I used to really like Cesc but lately i'm struggling to understand why he is at the top of the finest five!

    • Anon says:

      Where did you read that he called him a terrorist?

      • Caitlyn says:

        Kanoute Said it after the match to the press.

        • Anon says:

          LOL that's not true, all he said was that Cesc insulted him first.

          • Caitlyn says:

            Ok. Perhaps that might have been reported wrong and no one seen him say it but he did call him a "F**king Bl**k Sh*t" Canal tv have put the video all over the web and slowed the footage rite down that you can see him clearly saying 'Pu*o n**ro de mi**da'. "F**king Bl**k Sh*t" It doesn't matter how you cut it. Same story. Diffrent script. It's still racist. Not only did he abuse Kanoute he then goes on Twitter and calls Kanoute a liar and starts inventing his own history talking about how he has always been a respectful player, basically Preaching the high road while taking the low one! I am now done with Cesc Fabracist! What a horror you have become!!

            • Caitlyn says:

              So cesc is racist. Bet that wasn't the footnote on Wikipedia he was looking for. What a home run!!!! T*t!

            • Raven says:

              Omg I don't get how you can believe that shit!

              • Caitlyn says:

                Cause the footage has him clearly saying it. it is on the web for everybody to see. That's why!

                • Raven says:

                  I must say it's impressing that you guys see that so clearly. I see his mouth form the word "puto" but then he could have said anything. But I guess you see what you wanna see. It's weird though, how Kanouté chooses to forgive Cesc, if he indeed said something like that. I know I wouldn't.

                • BlackRose says:

                  what are you talking about??? The footage shows him yelling "TU PUTA MADRE" ("your f- mother!!!") at Kanouté. A very common Spanish insult, btw, and football players here have the "Puto/a" word in their mouth ALL THE TIME.

                  Kanouté himself has admitted after all that's happened that Cesc said nothing racist or xenophobic to him. And that's what Cesc said on Twitter: that's he's never said anything racist to anybody.

            • Sarah, Madrid says:

              First I didn't believe it, but that I seen canal + images, it shocked me!!, I actually agree with you! about how cesc spoke on twitter was not acceptable, but since BOTH of them spoke to each and the story ended, I think it should be over!
              + I will honest,ly I wont be labeling Cesc as racist because these kind of slurs happens on the pitch as sad as it sounds as much as we don't want it to happen but it did, but he definitely lost my respect!

            • Anonymous says:

              How did he call Kanoute a liar when Kanoute never made the claims in the first place? The racist claims were brought up by people speculating why Kanoute reacted the way he did. If you read Kanoute tweets it seems fairly obvious that Cesc did not say anything racists. And iI'm sorry but various media outlets have reported that he did not say anything racist so please stop.

            • Eva says:

              Correct me if i am wrong but didn't Cesc sue Sports Magazine a month or so ago for making false claims about him and AFC? Yet Canal+ "A much bigger media group" send out a video making its purpose VERY clear to most of evreybody who has seen it "and i won't repeat it" of what he actually said to Kanoute. In my opinion more serious than anything Sports Magazine reported and he just lets that one slide! Nah doesn't make sense. Reading Cescs tweets "before the video surfaced" he protests far to much for that video not to be addressed by him!

              • Eva says:

                I new Sky Sports would be the network to report that he denys it and also wouldn't address the video ether because Sky sports is the same media group that owns the Sun newspaper which Cesc hasbusiness arrangements with and runs all UK one on one interveiws through.
                Kanoute has never backed up Cescs denial, the only thing he did is Tweeted that he apologies for his actions but there was a insult, Then in a second tweet he says that the two talked and they have put it behind him. Lets face it, poor Kanoute is kidda cornered being a black guy that plays football in Spain. It would't benefit him. I don't think Cesc is a racist but he definitely made a racist comment. Peoples anger for him dosn't all come from what he said it mostly comes from his actions afterwards. "Cesc people don't hate those who make mistakes and take responsibility. People hate liars.

                • BlackRose says:

                  where's the racist comment? NOWHERE. He said NOTHING racist, as has already been proved.

                  There are many black players in Spain, including several team mates of Cesc's, and (for instance) Eto'o vocally complained several times when he was a Barcelona player that many fans (supporters for other teams, but this is generalized in Spain) made monkey noises when he played the ball and that he kept hearing racial insults. Nobody punished him over that. This is a democratic country. So it's not like Kanouté feels he needs to shut up because being black it wouldn't benefit him to speak his mind.

  22. Fatima says:

    if cesc was racist he would've been very lonely at arsenal :)
    and although cesc is amazingly hot, humble, hot, beautiful, sexy with perfect lips and stomach… he has fallen in my eyes, he cheated on carla enough said, cheating on anyone is wrong weather a footballer or not:( but im not a bitch who hopes their relationship will fail, i wish them both the best and pray that he sees the error of his ways

  23. _Titi_ says:

    So tired of hearing racism being thrown around now a days every time there is a fight between players. First Suarez, and now Terry and Fabregas. Often times the players mention nothing about it, but the media loves this shit, and the people love reading about and believing this drivel. If Kanouté can put it aside, then you lot have no point arguing.

    @ the cougar boooooo.

  24. FiGGy says:

    Whatever really happened, hats of to Kanoute to coming out & taking responsibility! It was nice of him to admit that his reaction was wrong

  25. Agnes Wonka says:

    He deserved that Kanouté hit him right in the face!…for being such a fugly cheater!!
    I don't respect him as I used to do in the past :( he changed, and not for good…

    • Raven says:

      As soon as he began playing for Barca, right? You guys are unbelievable…

      • Caitlyn says:

        I'm not a Arsenal fan. I WAS a Cesc fan. It's nothing to do with being a barca player it's to do with just because he is a football star he should not be given clemency for being racist towards a fellow colleague. If i was to go into work a call one of my colleagues what he did i would be sacked on the spot! and i would deserve it!

        • Raven says:

          It's just the tiny business of framing him as a racist then. If all they have is a clip where he is mouthing the word "puto", it just won't happen. Good god, it's a perfect witch-hunt!

          • xoWinnie says:

            i don't care that Cesc plays for Barca, i would have been heartbroken no matter where he went. of course, everyone knew that's where he'd end up anyway. i just don't like the shady way he went about it and how he let his new team mates disrespect the integrity of his club while he was still there.

    • BlackRose says:

      So do you know what happened between Cesc and Carla? Are you a close friend of any of them? You make judgements so easily that I'm inclined to think that one of them confided in you why and how they broke up, whether he and/or she was sleeping with somebody else behind the other's back before things came to an end, etc.

      You're so lucky. The rest of us can only imagine… ;)

  26. MadridistaJenn says:

    Wow, I literally do not know where to begin with this one…….
    First, I haven't seen any videos of Cesc's lips mouthing any racial slurs, but there was clearly something said that caused Kanouté to react as he did. I'm going to refrain from calling Cesc a racist (which is a serious allegation) because I don't know what he said exactly and I don't think its fair that he should be condemned just yet. If he did say anything offensive to Kanouté about his culture, religion, etc. he should be dealt with accordingly.
    I'm glad that Kanouté took responsibility for his part in the fight like an adult should, as opposed to going on the defensive. As for Cesc, he tried to escape fault with an invalid excuse. I don't know Cesc personally, so to make a sweeping accusation of his character is beyond my ability, but it doesn't excuse him for his actions. Cesc, its not about who you date, who you've played with or who you are, its about what you did!

    • BlackRose says:

      Cesc tried to escape fault? And what excuse are you referring to? He has acknowledged that he said bad words to Kanouté (immediately after Kanouté did his very best to make Messi lose concentration by kicking the ball off the penalty spot, being carded as a result). What he has denied is that he said anything RACIST like it was being unfairly alleged. And after all the mess Kanouté finally came up and said that no, Cesc had said nothing racist to him, so Cesc wasn't making any excuse.

  27. Now@kickette.com says:

    I think i need to signed up for this Twiter phenom, what a laugh Cecs, what a laugh! have mercy on my f

  28. Chantal says:

    there is no lebenes gf in his tweettext anymore ;-)

  29. Kristina says:

    I read that Kanoute said Cesc didn't make a racist remark. And I really do think having a girlfriend of another race/complexion/culture is quite odd if you are a racist. The whole argumentation kind of falls right there.

  30. Lauren_BCN says:

    I don't get some post here. For me-being racist means that you can't stand other race,( no other word has come up to me ) that you think that they are "less human"… So HOW can i have boyfriend, friend that is other race, religion, nacionality etc if I am racist for example ? You love& respect your boyfriends/girlfriends,friends…so that's why I don't get why some of you think that that was lame excuse from Cesc?( girlfriend,tattoo… ) Hope that somebody can explain me what do you consider racist?

    • Sarah, Madrid says:

      for me I will speak of myself, being a muslim is different from being an arab or lebanese! , that's why it didn't make sense that's it! Again, I didn't believe or bothered to pay attention to the racist acusation to start with, I was laughing at his comment that is just irrelevant

    • Krsitina says:

      I agree with you. It's pretty weird behavior from a racist. But maybe he is seriously confused? What do I know?

  31. Jnas says:

    A couple things.
    1. Dating someone of a different race doesn't mean you're not a racist/racist remarks won't fly out of your mouth.

    2. The best thing EVER was the tracked tag on twitter #FabregasFacts

    3. Being Lebanese, or Arab for that matter does not automatically make you a Muslim. I am half Lebanese and my father's family (dating back as far as my great great great grandfather) were Maronite Catholic/Christian… Lebanon is a very diverse country when it comes to faith… and people and well, actually overall it's very diverse and wonderful.

    4. Notes to Athletes, Celebs, etc. – If your tweet is going to be to an attempt to "clear" up false rumors, etc…. It's best to have your publicist or another friend (preferably an intelligent one) look them over before you go ranting away.

  32. Emily says:

    Saying "I have Arabic tattoos and my girlfriend is Lebanese, so I can't be racist" is the new "I'm not racist, I have black friends." So, so stupid, Cesc.

    • Doli says:

      during these troubling times people often use tokenism.

    • Yesi says:

      lol, That's exactly what I was thinking! SMH! I'm a cesc fan but damn that didn't make him look any better.

    • Lilla says:

      I really like him but you know he's not the brightest bulb at the shop

    • BlackRose says:

      I disagree. The thing is, usually those who say they can't be racist because have black friends have actually NO black friends because, being racist, they would despise/hate them.

      This is obviously not the case with Cesc, who never said anything racist to Kanouté in the first place yet had to defend himself. It's a sad state of affairs when someone fees the need to prove he's innocent of something just because other people say (without any sort of evidence to support their claim), and want to believe, that he's guilty.

      • DebS says:

        Not entirely true about your first statement. My family is racist, which I of course didn't realize until I started dating a black man. Good Lord, the comments I heard! "They're different than us. They even have their own churches". But once they got to know him and then of course my daughter came along, they've become part of the family. However, I still get the "he's black…but he's a nice man" comments from them about other black people. So yes…a person can be friends/family with blacks and still be racist.

        • BlackRose says:

          ok, if you say so I guess some people can be racist (racism: the belief that inherent different traits in human racial groups justify discrimination) and deal fairly with people of other races, even become friends (it seems weird though… Friendship is a vis à vis relationship) but this doesn't apply to Cesc.

    • cassie says:

      LOL I'm surprised his next tweet didn't say "I can't be a racist. I have a Blackberry"

    • Zahara says:

      yea maybe that wasnt the best thing to say cesc….but him not knowing what to say is kinda a reason i find him so adorable :D

  33. AC_USA says:

    I have said this every time Cesc and Daniela were mentioned in the same text-Gosh even in the same text, now that I think of it. Cesc, love, you can do so much better. You deserve so much better. And now, I feel like I am gonna cry of dissapointment. :(

  34. elsebethynwa says:

    I follow the journo Sid Lowe on twitter and he tweeted about Cesc. He said that both Kanouté and Cesc had talked on the phone and closed the case.I'm sure players say all kind of crazy things to eachother durin a match and have heated discussions, it does't make them racists, just ill-tempered. If they say the case is closed it's closed and I think that's it

  35. striker9 says:

    i can't believe he's ditched carla for danielle. i mean its how loosing a diamond and getting a pepples instead :(
    on the whole rasicsm thing…. i don't want do believe that cesc said anything offending.
    if he did – shame on him.

  36. Tapioca says:

    Racist or not, the only thing CF's arabic tattoo signifies is a big ol' laser removal bill when they inevitably split up because relationships built on infidelity tend not to last. Heck, even his own Dad said he was disappointed with his son's behaviour.

    "You cheated on me?!! How could you do this to me, when you did EXACTLY the same thing to your ex-husband/girlfriend, etc…

  37. Gladys says:

    There is actually a completely different quote on his Twitter feed that is much more reasonable and less silly than the above one. I tried to paste it in, but the administrator deleted it for some reason. Anyway, he's @Cesc4official if you want to read it.

    • Sarah, Madrid says:

      from what I notice cesc tend to tweet different stuff in english and spainsh, the spainsh one included the lebanese gf part, the english tweet didn't

      • Gladys says:

        Thanks for pointing that out. I was wondering if that is the case– but my Spanish is minimal and I glanced at it too quickly.

    • Agnes Wonka says:

      what a pitty that the administrator didn't let you paste it :( I wanted to read it.

  38. Sarah, Madrid says:

    I still don't get how is his gf being lebanese has anything to do with all what has happened!!, Cesc just wanted to announce it and that's it :p

    I am happy this whole situation was cleared out, leave room for no heated arguments, thank god! Glad they made up and everything is ok too

  39. Thea says:

    Not sure how saying that you are going out with a Lebenese lady immunes you from being a racist! Speaking as a Lebenese woman myself!

  40. HOOOOOP says:

    1. you' re girlfriend is labanese— so what doesn't seem like e good muslim or a muslim at all… the way she dresses + she has a boyfriend who is christian ( please don't understand me wrong, but muslim women are not allowed to marry a jewish or christian man, he has to be a muslim)

    2. you have an arabic tatoo????!!! GREAT!!! yippi yaaayyy… but tatoos are not allowed for muslims
    beside i am sure you just liked the font… times new roman doens't look that good huuuuhh??!!

    3. that is not the first time that barcelona player insulted muslim people, last time david villa insulted mesut özil

    i always loved barca but now they just get on my nerves.

    do you know what i hate ???
    FU**ING seperates, who want to split a beautiful and peaceful country with the use of terrorism

    Spain and Turkey, stay strong and never let you seperate by envious idiots!!!!!

    • HOOOOOP says:

      never let you countries get seperated….. of course, sorry :)
      it sounds like turkey and spain are merged. :)

      • BlackRose says:

        Oh Gosh, a political pundit in our midst! What an ignorant statement to finish off your inflamed and misinformed (Villa insulting Özil? Get a life, gurl) post, it would be hilarious were it not so damn distasteful. Stick to the things you have some idea about if you don't want to come across dumb and bigoted.

    • LLL says:

      Call out Cesc all you want on his weak arguments, but there's no need to judge his girlfriend for her personal choices that have nothing to do with this and are none of our business. Besides, just because she's Lebanese, doesn't mean she's Muslim.

      a Muslim

      • HOOOOOP says:

        but he is speaking like he want to defend himself by saying that he has nothing against other religions and than he mention his girlfriend! :)


    • Gladys says:

      You make some interesting points in 1 and 2, but your third point is a complete fabrication. Villa slapped Ozil (yes, slapped…not the most mature move certainly…but not having anything to do with insulting one's religion), and that is why Mesut was, understandably, extremely pissed (though he is certainly not alone, since Daveed is an equal opportunity slapper). I don't mean to attack you, but it's wrong (and extremely damaging) to accuse people of prejudicial comments with no proof. I'm sure you wouldn't want someone to do it to you.

      • HOOOOOP says:

        ohh noo i heard in several newspapers, that Mesut said his on his own.
        and i am sure it was something in this way coz mesut is a gentleman and i never saw him in a match acting so "furious" before

        but of course i am not sure!
        sorry :)

    • Sarah, Madrid says:

      I am a real madrid fan, I am telling you villa insulting ozil's regilion has all been rumor since neither of both has come out to address it! In that incident Ozil was heated because he got hit twice by Villa and Valdez! Has nothing with racist slurs as far as it is concered and we left it at that! I dot't want or like to accuse Villa of so.
      Same goes to Cesc, but the difference is, both Kanoute and Cesc addressed the matter and it is over!

      • Kristina says:

        I agree with you Sarah. To accuse someone of being racist is the easiest way of discredit him/her. It's very effective because it makes such an impact, and with a minimum of effort. It's almost impossible to get rid of a racist-label. I'm quite convinced that neither Cesc nor Villa are racist. I'm also quite sure that IF Cesc had said something racist to Kanouté then Kanouté would have had no reason to cut Cesc some slack. Kanouté behaved very childish during the last minutes of the game, and I'm sure he would like to share the blame with someone. The fact that he and Cesc talked it over is for me pretty much proof that it wasn't a racist insult.

        • Sarah, Madrid says:

          That's the thing, since both of them tweeted that they spoke to each to other and apologized, this whole issue should have gone away now, I agree with the fact that cesc tweets was not the smartest way to approach it, but since the case is closed from their side, it should be over by now!

      • DebS says:

        And two thumbs up to both of them for doing so. Unlike another infamous incident…ahem.

    • simonaR says:

      @2 didn't I get a memo or something? Fabregas is a muslim? If not he can wear Arabic tattoos all over his cute as* all day every day. How is that related to your argument?

      • HOOOOOP says:

        how can he use this to say defend himslef????!!!
        does he want to show muslims or arabic people that he tolerates them with having a tattoo??????

        • KicketteMods says:


          please keep it civil.


        • simonaR says:

          I guess what he was trying to say was that he appreciates the Arabic cultures or has a liking for it otherwise he wouldn't wear a tattoo. Within his reasoning it makes perfect sense. Your 2nd point doesn't. Sorry, but it is what it is.

        • BlackRose says:

          He was referring to racism, which in this case would include different skin color, different religion (yes, many people have several racist -and,obviously, stupid- things to say about Islam and Judaism) and non-European origins. He was not talking about Muslims per se, which is we he said that he had a team mate from Mali (Keita) instead of saying that he had Muslim team mates (Keita, Abidal, Afellay).

    • Agnes Wonka says:

      Spanish people tend to be racist, even without thinking.
      As Southamerican, I've heard all those stories of people there called "sudacas" :S

      I agree that her behaviour is not appropiate for a Muslim woman.

      • Kristina says:

        Now, it may not be a good idea to be generalizing about the morals of a whole nation. Just saying.

        • Agnes Wonka says:

          I know, but it's sad! like if people weren't sad enough to leave their countries to find a job, they're bad treated! sb should do sth about it!

          • Kristina says:

            I don't think Spanish people are worse than others. It's safe to say that's it's the same everywhere, I'm afraid. I met a guy from Libya once when I was studying at the university. He was convinced that the most racist people was his own countrymen. There are racist people here in Sweden too, and we suck at integration.

        • Anon says:

          She has a point though. Sergio Ramos when he did his black face, the Spanish basketball team doing "slanty eyes" ahead of Beijing and publishing the photos, Capdevil and his asian jokes with no public outcry? As well where else is it tolerable to shout monkey chants in stadiums at black players?

          • xoWinnie says:

            there was some outcry when Sergio did blackface.
            i saw this on the news in Canada, where all they care about his hockey
            i'm black and i wasn't offended, especially when i found out
            that he was participating in that parade and portraying an African prince
            it was not meant disrespectfully or insultingly,
            so why would that be offensive to me?
            lmao! people are too sensitive these days

            • Anonymous says:

              Why not use an actual black person then? Blackface is never appropriate, I suggest you might want to read up on cultural appropriation.

              And mentioning that there was an outcry in Canada is not disproving my argument…

              • xoWinnie says:

                hmm, perhaps because blackface in Europe did not have the same negative connotations as it did in the states? i grew up in Portugal, and yes there is racism in Europe, a lot of it. however, i wasn't aware of the offensiveness of blackface until i moved to North America. i know all too well about the history of blackface, the stereotypical mammie, the watermelon munchers, and Buckwheat stereotypes, thanks. that's mostly because of the avid public racism in Hollywood at the time. many black performers left for Europe because they were treated better as artists there, blackface notwithstanding. why didn't they use a black person then? um, why are you asking me? maybe they wanted a celebrity? how many black Spanish celebrities do you know of? and no, don't give me foreign footballers playing in Spain. i mean black celebrities from Spain….exactly.

                and how does the outcry in Canada not disprove your argument? do we as a country not matter? that's a pretty offensive statement. btw, all you have to do is type Sergio Ramos blackface into google and i'm sure you'll see nothing but negative articles, so to claim there was "no public outcry" about that incident is absolutely preposterous, so yes, it does disprove your argument.

                • Anonymous says:

                  Don't you find it odd that they could not find one black celebrity in Spain?

                  Well my original point was that there are certain behaviours tolerated in Spain that would not be tolerated elsewhere. So by you saying there was an outcry in Canada and not Spain just further adds to my point.

                  There is an outcry by english papers? I don't think you understand my point.

                  • xoWinnie says:

                    i don't really understand your point actually, because if i do it seems quite Eurocentric…
                    however, if i respond to it as i understand it, perhaps there was no outcry in Spain
                    or other European countries because no one saw it as offensive.
                    surely if the majority of black people in Spain, or even all of Europe had taken
                    offense to Sergio's blackface, it would have made news, don't you think?
                    i just don't think blackface is as widely recognized in Europe as something insulting
                    i especially don't think it carries the connotations there as it did in America.
                    and in this case if it's a "tradition" in Spanish i'd say it's borne out of ignorance
                    not maliciousness.

                    as for your question about there not being any black Spanish celebrities,
                    i don't really have an answer for that, football seems to be the only place
                    where they've really broken the metaphorical glass ceiling
                    otherwise, Spaniards tend to be a tad xenophobic from what i can see,
                    so if a white non-Spaniard would have a hard time breaking the mould
                    i can only imagine it'd be twice as hard for a black one.

                    • Anonymous says:

                      I'm Canadian and I don't really see how you think my argument is eurocentric but I think we basically agree. Unfortunately ignorance does not make the end result any better.

                    • xoWinnie says:

                      we do basically agree, but i saw your argument as Eurocentric
                      because i said there was public outcry in Canada after you stated
                      there had been none publicly and you basically dismissed it.
                      maybe i am interpreting this wrongly.

                    • Anonymous says:

                      I was stating that there was no public outcry in Spain that's why your comment about there being public outcry in Canada didn't really pertain to the argument at hand. Not because I'm trying to dismiss public opinion in Canada as inferior etc

                    • xoWinnie says:

                      ohh okay! i apologize then, i misinterpreted your comment! i thought you meant there hadn't been any outcry at all! but yes, there wouldn't be outcry in Spain, racial insensitivity isn't regarded as a very big deal there. if accusations of actual racism, monkey chants against black players, nazi symbols at games, etc aren't being properly addressed, i doubt the blackface, etc would ever register as an issue on their radar.

                    • Anonymous says:

                      No worries bb <3

                • BlackRose says:

                  I don't like Sergio Ramos (in fact, I dislike almost everything that has to do with him lol), but I'm absolutely SURE that he meant no offense there, so I agree with you.

                  Boa noite! ;)

  41. Mrs Arteta says:

    So, he's a cheating Bastardo then :(

    Poor Carla.

  42. Mrs. Q.Borri says:

    The Cesc Fabregas fans must feel so bad because of this anouncement. :s

    -On the other hand wish him the best with his new gf!!

  43. FabregasPublicist says:

    When I first saw his tweet, one song instantly came into my mind: CeeLo Green's F*** You.

    But anyways, I'm forever a Fabregas fan and I don't believe he would make any racist comments because I know he loves his fans of different nationalities and religions.

    But I still can't get over the fact that Cesc replaced (and allegedly cheated on) Carla with Daniela. She is not as beautiful as Carla, right?