FA awaiting Hull response over Cesc spit

The explanation was deemed necessary by the midfielder after footage of him appearing to spit at Ballack when the Germany captain was playing for Bayern Munich against Arsenal in 2005 was available on YouTube.

An FA spokesman said the governing body had written to Hull asking the Premier League club to officially give its version of events after Brown alleged Fabregas spat at Horton in the tunnel at the Emirates Stadium after the match.

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