Tigers submit Fabregas statements

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Hull have submitted their full version of events to the Football Association following allegations assistant manager Brian Horton was spat at by Arsenal club captain Cesc Fabregas.

The accusations from the Hull camp followed their 2-1 defeat to Arsenal in last month's stormy FA Cup quarter-final at the Emirates Stadium where Tigers boss Phil Brown maintains he saw Fabregas - who was out injured but came on the pitch to celebrate with his team-mates following the final whistle - spit towards Horton in the tunnel at the end of the match.

Although the Press Association understands no formal submissions have yet been received into the relevant departments at FA headquarters in Soho Square, Hull say statements from Brown, Horton and fitness conditioner Sean Rush have now been sent.

Brown told the Hull Daily Mail: "My evidence has gone in, Brian Horton's evidence has gone in and Sean Rush's evidence has as well. That is all that has been necessary as regards to us up to now."

"There is an independent solicitor representing us and hopefully there will be no bias towards any one club."

Fabregas strenuously denies the allegations, but Brown added: "We really just want the truth to come out.

"If the truth comes out, then we have got nothing to worry about."

Once the FA receive any relevant documentation, the governing body can then consider whether the alleged incident merits any further investigation.

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