Moyes makes Cesc 'bribe' claim
David Moyes has accused Arsenal and Cesc Fabregas of questioning Everton's integrity following their clash.
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Last Updated: 04/02/11 3:47pm
David Moyes has accused Arsenal and Cesc Fabregas of questioning Everton's integrity as the fall-out following their clash at the Emirates continues.
The Toffees were beaten 2-1 by the Gunners in North London on Tuesday but the game was overshadowed by alleged incidents in the tunnel at half-time.
With Everton leading 1-0 at the break through Louis Saha's controversial opener, despite the Frenchman being blatantly offside, Moyes has accused Fabregas of 'disgusting' comments towards the officials during the interval.
Arsene Wenger has since claimed Moyes was wrong to come out and reveal what he 'pretended' to have heard in the tunnel.
But the Scot insists Fabregas approached the fourth official and claims he insinuated that a bribe had been made by Everton.
"I know what was said, I was there when it was said," Moyes remarked.
"Arsene said there was an unwritten rule that you don't say things which are in the tunnel, well his player was the one who broke the unwritten rule.
"Because what he did was question Everton Football Club that we may be paying officials.
"In doing that he also then questioned the officials that they may be in turn taking money.
"Anyone who works in this country will tell you that we're really strong on it, we support the referees, there are certain words you're not allowed to say.
"I've got to say Cesc never swore once, he was very calm and very calculated, it wasn't a rant or rave that I've heard people saying.
"It was straight to the point, I felt it was out of order and I felt he deserved to be sent off."
Fabregas faces no action from the Football Association as referee Lee Mason did not file an Extraordinary Incident Report.
However, Moyes still remains disappointed with the way the Spaniard conducted himself and the resulting fall-out.
"There is no way I want Cesc Fabregas or Arsenal done by the FA. Not at all," he added.
"In fact if the FA come asking I'd say I'm not interested. If Cesc had got sent off at half-time it would certainly have given us a better chance of winning the game.
"The game's gone now, I can't do anything about the game. But to question Everton's integrity, to question David Moyes' integrity, and to actually say David Moyes didn't see it or hear it - I can tell you, I saw it and I heard it, I was standing there.
"It was directed at the fourth official, the fourth official is part of the team, he's part of the referee team.
"If I shouted at the fourth official at the side of the pitch, I have done many times and I've sworn at them which I'm not proud of, and I've shouted at them going up the tunnel, but I wouldn't have said what he did to the fourth official."