Even though it was the London derby, Chelsea midfielder, Cesc Fabregas still had time to give a warm embrace to his former Barcelona teammate and current Arsenal star, Alexis Sanchez.
An angry Sanchez was complaining to the referee when Fabregaz suddenly hugged him.
Sanchez was with the ball in the Chelsea 18 yard box when he was dispossessed by Fabregas who then tried to clear the ball away from danger.
In the process of Fabregas clearing the ball, Sanchez was adjudged to have committed a foul on Fabregas.
Wenger writes down…Fabregas’s hug calms Sanchez down. pic.twitter.com/HyBBOlB8xU
— Arsenal (@DammitArsenal) January 3, 2018
An irritated Sanchez was having none of it from the referee when Fabregas suddenly got up and to his (Sanchez) surprise, hugged him.
Both players laughed off the incident though Sanchez was still not convinced about the ref’s decision as he continued to protest afterward.
Fans captured the special moment between both players and reacted to it. See the reactions below
Cesc Fabregas sums up how we all feel about Alexis Sanchez pic.twitter.com/stnTKBx2CY
— sean (@seangooner) January 3, 2018
What a beautiful moment between Alexis and Fabregas 😂 pic.twitter.com/7mJ3EGhDbS
— Leo Messi (@messi10stats) January 3, 2018
— Twitter Moments UK & Ireland (@UKMoments) January 3, 2018
Cesc Fabregas just made my entire day by bear hugging Alexis after that play I’m /crying/ this is the cutest most hilarious thing. Get that loving in, Cesc. #ARSCHE
— Karen Valenzuela is BUSINESS KAREN in 2018 (@VictoriaNoir89) January 3, 2018
Sanchez and Fabregas here, like two men about to scrap in a nightclub before realising they actually used to work together and get on quite well. pic.twitter.com/yphpopZkS9
— SportsJOE (@SportsJOE_UK) January 3, 2018
That Fabregas and Sanchez moment. Deeper than all the twilight movies 💕💖
— Chaté.M 🃏 (@Chatnovski) January 3, 2018
I loved Fabregas and Sanchez scene right there 😌😅
— ConteTweets (@ConteTweetss) January 3, 2018
— Baba_Angelo™ (@aponification) January 3, 2018
Fabregas and Sanchez hugging…conflicting feelings #ARSCHE
— Becky Sauerbrunn (@beckysauerbrunn) January 3, 2018