Chelsea fan snubs Kepa Arrizabalaga and shakes hands with every other player after Carabao Cup final defeat to Man City
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VIDEO: Fan shakes hands with every Chelsea player except Kepa Arrizabalaga after cup final sub debacle

Snubs goalkeeper following his refusal to be subbed off.



One Chelsea fan shook hands with all of his team’s players except for Kepa Arrizabalaga following Sunday’s Carabao Cup final defeat to Man City.

The goalkeeper was at the centre of a row after appearing to refuse to be subbed off for his understudy Willy Caballero at the end of extra time.

Caballero has a reputation as a penalty-saving expert, and Maurizio Sarri was visibly angered by Kepa’s stubbornness in the face of a looming shootout.


Indeed, Chelsea lost 3-4 on spot kicks following a 0-0 draw at Wembley, with Kepa subsequently fined a week’s wages.

In this clip, the squad file down a staircase one by one as a supporter greets them all in turn at the bottom.

Maurizio Sarri ended his press conference tonight by clarifying he had said 'conduct' in relation to the Kepa incident and not 'condom'. All in all a bizarre end to a final.

— Matt Law (@Matt_Law_DT) February 24, 2019

He shakes hands with César Azpilicueta, Eden Hazard, Gonzalo Higuaín, Ross Barkley, Willian, Mateo Kovačić, Emerson Palmieri and Jorginho before Kepa approaches.

Anticipating the snub, Kepa uses his hand to wipe back his hair – and to underline the point, the fan proceeds to greet N’Golo Kanté, David Luiz, Ruben Loftus-Cheek.