VIDEO: Cesc Fabregas gets red card for hitting West Brom player in head with ball

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What was Cesc Fabregas thinking?

Answer: I’m not entirely sure. Does Fabregas have an incredible ability to control and manipulate a soccer ball in ways that 99 percent of the world will never be able to comprehend? Of course he does. Of course he hit (one of) his intended target(s).

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But, let’s say one of those¬†targets (Chris Brunt was the player he hit) had moved out of the way and the ball made a beeline straight for the face of the referee instead. Fabregas would have been given a multiple-game suspension (think four or six, at least) that stretched into the beginning of next season.

If nothing else, Fabregas stole the attention (and potential for a sending off of his own) away from Diego Costa and kept the temperamental Brazilian-born Spaniard on the field.