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Cesc Fabregas responds to Arsenal fan calling him a snake over Chelsea badge pat

first_img Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 21 Mar 2020 8:45 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link19.3kShares If you think I’m capable of doing what you are suggesting I did, you don’t know me at all and my feelings towards all of you what so ever. I was actually telling the fans they will always be in my heart, but of course your interpretation must be miss guided by a simple image. 👍🏻— Cesc Fàbregas Soler (@cesc4official) March 21, 2020 The Spaniard cleared up an incident at the Emirates when he was playing for Chelsea (Picture: Getty)Former Arsenal skipper Cesc Fabregas has hit back at a fan on Twitter who branded him a snake for patting the Chelsea badge when playing against the Gunners at the Emirates.The Spaniard, who now plays for Monaco, was Arsenal’s youngster ever captain before leaving to join Barcelona, later returning to the Premier League in 2014 with Chelsea.Fabregas is clearly still attached to Arsenal, frequently commenting on their matches, and will appear on a fan podcast next week to discuss his time at the north London club. ‘I was actually telling the fans they will always be in my heart, but of course your interpretation must be misguided by a simple image.’Fabregas is currently self-isolating in Monaco, with the Ligue 1 season having been suspended along with the vast majority of leagues around Europe due to the coronavirus crisis.‘We have to look at the positives of this quarantine and being able to spend so much time with my family it’s definitely one of them for me,’ he said on social media. ‘Be safe, be responsible, stay home.’MORE: Mesut Ozil a ‘huge problem’ in Arsenal’s contract renewal talks with Pierre-Emerick AubameyangMORE: Unai Emery aims fresh swipe at former club Arsenal over sale of Aaron RamseyFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Comment Cesc Fabregas responds to Arsenal fan calling him a snake over Chelsea badge pat FIFA and WHO team up to give you five ways to tackle spread of coronavirusTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 1:43FullscreenFIFA and WHO team up to give you five ways to tackle spread of coronavirushttps://metro.co.uk/video/fifa-team-five-ways-tackle-spread-coronavirus-2131812/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Read the latest updates: Coronavirus news liveADVERTISEMENTHowever, not every Arsenal fan has forgiven him for leaving, with one writing on Twitter that ‘this snake throws our club under the bus with insane levels of snakery’ and referring to a time when he patted the Chelsea badge at the Emirates.AdvertisementAdvertisementFabregas was being subbed off when the home fans – who used to cheer him – booed and jeered his departure, so he patted the badge, though now claims he was gesturing to his heart and underlining how much he still cared for Arsenal.‘If you think I’m capable of doing what you are suggesting I did, you don’t know me at all and my feelings towards all of you whatsoever,’ he posted. Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

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Boskalis Sees Profit Halved

first_imgDutch marine services player Royal Boskalis Westminster has seen a profit drop of close to 50 percent in the first half of 2017 on weak offshore market which affected company’s revenue by close to €79 million.For the first six months ended June 30, 2017, Boskalis generated net income of €75 million, or €0.58 per share, on revenue of €1.09 billion, versus net income of €148 million, or €1.17 per share on revenue of €1.17 billion in the corresponding period in 2016.Revenue (€495.2 million) and result declined due in part to poor market conditions in the oil and gas industry, and there were no major offshore wind farm projects in progress this year. The company’s cable-laying division VBMS had a good first half of the year, making a significant contribution to the division’s results, Boskalis noted.Boskalis reported first half 2017 EBITDA of €225 million, down from a year-earlier result of €318 million.Depreciation, amortization and impairments amounted to €123.4 million, against €135.2 million in H1 2016.The company’s order book increased to € 3.24 billion, compared to €2.7 billion at the end of H1 2016.Boskalis said it expects net profit in the second half of 2017, excluding the restructuring charge, to be comparable to the level of net profit realized in the first half of the year.At the end of the H1 2017, Boskalis reported a net cash position of €235 million.Gardline“The weak offshore market also presents clear opportunities for us to strengthen the company, as evidenced by the recently announced acquisition of Gardline,” said Peter Berdowski, CEO.With this acquisition Boskalis said it aims to strengthen its existing survey activities and becomes a specialist provider of subsea geotechnical surveys with an exposure to the renewables market and the early cyclical oil and gas market. The consideration paid including assumed debt amounts to approximately GBP 40 million.To remind, Boskalis was said to be targeting Dutch subsea survey player Fugro, who ended 2015 and 2016 with a combined loss of some €680 million, only to give up on that target earlier this year.Subsea World News Stafflast_img read more