Two years ago today , Kepa Arizzabalaga decided to become the manger

in Sports Talk Social7 months ago

24th of February , 2021 makes it two years since Kepa Arizzabalaga surprised the world by refusing to be substituted.
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One of the strangest acts in football happened during Maurizio Sarri's time as Chelsea manager. It happened on the 24th of February 2019 in a Carabao Cup final between Chelsea and Man City. It happened towards the extra time and the match was heading to a penalty shootout , when Kepa appeared to be injured. Then Maurizio Sarri summoned Willy Caballero-a penalty specialist to replace Kepa and both players numbers was shown on the substitute board. But then , Kepa did something that made Sarri furious , he refused to come off the pitch showing a act of refusal by waving his hands. Even David Luiz tried to urge him to obey the coach but Kepa bluntly refused.
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This action left Sarri furious that he had to go back to his seat angrily leaving Caballero on the touchline.
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Unfortunately , Man City went on to win the match 4-3 on penalty shootout. Who knows maybe if Kepa has gone out Chelsea would have won the match.

This act is one of the rarest act of disrespect that a player has ever shown to his manager in the history of soccer