What the papers say: Negative Hull resort to spitting accusations after being dumped out of cup

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The Sun Cesc spat at us
CESC FABREGAS was sensationally accused of spitting at Hull assistant manager Brian Horton. 

The Daily Mirror - Gallas ends Tigers’ FA Cup dream
Scandalous. Absolutely scandalous. And if you ever moan about officials again, Arsene, nobody will take you seriously. Phil Brown is not everybody's cup of tea, and the ugly scenes and allegations at the final whistle had been brewing all night.

The Daily Mail - Disgrace! Fabregas accused in spitting row as Brown rages over 'offside' Gallas winner
Cesc Fabregas was last night accused of spitting at Hull City assistant manager Brian Horton after Arsenal clinched their place in the FA Cup semi-finals with a hotly-disputed winner.

Arsenal club captain Cesc Fabregas has publicly denied an allegation he spat at Hull assistant boss Brian Horton after Tuesday night's FA Cup quarter-final clash at the Emirates Stadium ended in controversy.

The Times - William Gallas seizes moment as Arsenal show spirit amid the controversy
At least no one can accuse Arsène Wenger of devaluing the FA Cup any more. Arsenal’s desperation for silverware produced a magnificent cup-tie that they won deservedly in controversial fashion, but their valiant comeback was soon forgotten as a result of the shenanigans that followed it.

The Independent - Gallas gains lucky escape after Arsenal stare into Tigers' jaws
Accused of spitting at the opposition, rowing in the tunnel and refusing to shake hands at the end: the magic of the FA Cup is alive and well at Arsenal. No-one could accuse Arsène Wenger of not taking the old pot seriously – it is just the style in which his side are doing it that raises questions.

The Telegraph - Arsenal's Cesc Fabregas in FA Cup spitting row with Hull
The extraordinary allegation, almost certain to be investigated by the Football Association, came after a tempestuous FA Cup quarter-final in which Arsenal came from behind to beat Hull 2-1 with a winning goal by William Gallas that Brown claimed was offside.

The Guardian - Ballistic Brown claims Fábregas spat at the feet of his assistant
Hull City left the FA Cup in a rage over every aspect of their defeat after losing 2–1 at Arsenal last night. Their manager Phil Brown was adamant that the late winner from William Gallas was "two yards offside" and should have been disallowed by the referee Mike Riley or his assistant Andy Garratt. He was angrier still in his claim that the Arsenal captain, Cesc Fábregas, who is currently injured, had "spat at the feet" of his assistant manager Brian Horton in the tunnel at full-time – a charge the Spaniard swiftly "categorically denied" on the club website.


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