Arsenal fan covers up Gunners tattoo and destroys memorabilia because they didn’t resign Cesc Fabregas
An Arsenal fan has destroyed four decades worth of Gunners memorabilia and covered up his club TATTOO – because the club failed to re-sign Cesc Fabregas.
Footy nut John Eastman, 55, has supported the north London team since he was a boy and spent thousands on tickets and merchandise.
But he was so outraged that former club talisman Fabregas signed for rivals Chelsea that he has torn up his posters and thrown away his countless replica shirts.
Furious John has also decided to obliterate the Arsenal crest he had etched on his chest at age 18 by covering it with a new tattoo.
His home is like an Aladdin’s cave of memorabilia that includes pictures of his favourite players, flags, posters, Arsenal-themed curtains and bed sheets and even a Gunners piggy bank.
But he’s ditching the lot to make room for his new idols after deciding to support his local team, League Two Plymouth Argyle, instead.
Unemployed John says he fell out of love with Arsenal after watching then repeatedly fall short in the Premier League because they wouldn’t fork out for new signings.
The Gunners were linked to former fan-favourite Fabregas, who they sold to Barcelona in 2011, but they declined their ‘first-refusal’ clause and rivals Chelsea swooped for the Spanish international.
John, of Plymouth Devon, said: “I got the tattoo done when I was 18 years old. I’ve been a massive supporter since I was 10.
“I’ve been completely dedicated to the club but I’ve had enough. This was the last straw for me. I’ll never support them again.
“Fabregas wanted to come back for a bargain price. When he went to Barcelona he said he would only return to Arsenal.
“I couldn’t believe it. He’s an Arsenal legend and one of the best players we’ve had.
“Arsene Wenger should have gone five years ago.
“If I had my pick, I would have chosen Jose Mourinho to replace him, but I’m finished with the club now.”
The unemployed father-of-one has ripped up all the posters and pictures which once covered the walls of his home in Plymouth, Devon.
He said: “My walls were covered with pictures of players and the club but I’ve ripped them all up and thrown them in the bin – they’re all gone.
“I have hundreds of Arsenal things – I have scarves, pen sets, club shirts, flags a carpet, a lamp shade, a lighter, a pen weight – you name it.
“I plan to either throw them or sell them. I don’t want them in my house anymore.
“I think I’ll support Plymouth now – there’s no way I’ll ever go back to Arsenal. I’m done.”