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Fabregas SLAMMED for Rivaldo-esque playacting in Spain's clash with Italy

1:34 AM GMT+8 28/06/2016
Cesc Fabregas
The Chelsea midfielder has been criticised by fans after his simulation got Italy striker Graziano Pelle booked

Cesc Fabregas hasn’t covered himself in glory after playacting in Spain’s clash with Italy.

The Chelsea midfielder went up for a challenge with Graziano Pelle but ended up on the floor holding his face, despite the Italian’s arms only hitting the midfielder in the chest.

To make matters worse, Turkish official Cuneyt Cakir booked Pelle for his part in proceedings, but Fabregas slipped away scot-free.

Italy had the last laugh though, as goals from Giorgio Chiellini and Graziano Pelle dumped Spain out of the tournament.