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Cech: Brexit a 'fake campaign based on lies'

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.