Video: Spain players force Barcelona shirt on Fàbregas

Martin Caparrotta
By Martin Caparrotta

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There was another twist in the Cesc Fàbregas to Barcelona transfer saga on Monday after Carles Puyol and Gerard Pique forced a Barça shirt on the Arsenal captain during the World Cup celebrations in Madrid.

The victorious Spanish squad touched down in the Spanish capital this afternoon and embarked on a open-top bus parade around the city at around 2000BST.

After the tour, on a stage in front of 200,000 of Spanish fans, Fàbregas was mobbed by the two Barcelona defenders as the pair forced the shirt over his head.

Pepe Reina, who was leading the celebrations on stage, looked almost as surprised as the Arsenal captain by the prank.

The Liverpool goalkeeper then shouted: “The future of Barcelona!” as an embarrassed Fàbregas returned to his place amongst his team-mates.

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