Cech: Brexit a 'fake campaign based on lies'

The Czech Republic international, who has played in the Premier League since 2004, has launched a scathing attack following the shock result from Thursday's EU referendum

Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech has hit out at the Brexit campaign following the UK’s decision to leave the European Union, labelling it as a “fake campaign based on lies.”

Thursday’s referendum saw the Leave campaign secure a narrow victory of 51.9%, on a historic day for the country.

However, Cech has since launched a scathing attack on the campaign after UKIP leader Nigel Farage backtracked on a key pledge which had promised that £350 million a week would be spent on the NHS if the UK backed Brexit.

After the win Farage admitted to ITV's Good Morning Britain it had been a “mistake”, leading to Cech writing on Twitter: "It looks like the biggest decision in the history of this country was made based on fake campaign and lies."

The £350m pledge was a key part of the Leave campaign, who claimed that was the amount of money the UK paid to the EU a week, with the slogan emblazed across the side of a bus.