By Tottenham correspondent Tony Hughes
Graham Roberts branded Cesc Fabregas a “wimp” and “whinger” in the wake of Tottenham’s 2-2 defeat against Chelsea on Monday night.
The former Spurs defender was unimpressed with Fabregas’ conduct in the feisty encounter at Stamford Bridge, which featured a series of flashpoints and included melees involving players and coaches at both half-time and at the final whistle.
Tottenham were handed nine yellow cards – the most from one team in a Premier League match – as tempers boiled over, particularly in the final stages as the home side came from 2-0 down to level the scores to 2-2.
The result ended Spurs’ title hopes and ensured that Leicester were crowned title winners for the first time in the club’s 138-year history.
Fabregas played the entire 90 minutes of the match in the No10 role and continued his fine form with an impressive display.
But Roberts was unimpressed with the former Arsenal midfielder repeatedly complaining to the officials about the physical treatment received by the Chelsea attacking players.
He took to Twitter to expressed his distaste for Fabregas on Tuesday.
What a whinger fabregas was last night wish I was still playing would have loved to come up against him. What a wimp COYS
— Graham Roberts (@GrahamRoberts4) May 3, 2016
Roberts, 56, was renowned for his no-nonsense style during his playing days, which included a six-year spell at White Hart Lane from 1980 to 1986, as well as two years at Chelsea from 1988 to 1990.
There is no love lost between Spurs fans and Fabregas, who had made it clear in the build-up to Monday’s match that he wanted Leicester to win the league ahead of the north Londoners.