Footage explains why Fernandinho was so angry with Cesc Fabregas

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Fernandinho was shown a straight red card by referee Anthony Taylor during the closing seconds of Saturday’s enthralling Premier League encounter between Manchester City and Chelsea at the Etihad Stadium.

The Brazilian midfielder pushed Cesc Fabregas over some advertising hoardings - replays showed the Chelsea star made the most of the situation - and became the second City player to see red after Sergio Aguero moments earlier.

But why was Fernandinho so angry with Fabregas? Replays have now provided the answer…

Fernandinho was initially trying to play the role of peacemaker with Fabregas involved in the melee.

But as he pulled the Spain international away from Kelechi Iheanacho, he received a little slap. (Scroll down to watch the video).

Video: Fabregas slaps Fernandinho

Fabregas made the most of the situation...

Another good angle...

Fernandinho didn’t react well to Fabregas’ slap - as you might expect - and pushed his opponent until he fell over the advertising hoardings.

Here's the incident in full...

Twitter reacts to the Fernandinho-Fabregas altercation

Here’s how Twitter reacted to the incident…

Should Cesc Fabregas also have seen red for his part in the altercation? Have your say by leaving a comment below.

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