Wikipedia Forced To Lock Kepa Arrizabalaga's Page After Chelsea Fans Keep Editing His Profile

Chelsea fans have been absolutely ruthless towards Kepa Arrizabalaga after his standoff with Maurizio Sarri in the EFL Cup final on Sunday.

One Blues fan showed his anger at the 24-year-old Spaniard when he refused to shake his hand after the match, while other supporters have taken to FIFA 19's Ultimate Team to express their anger.

In the midst of the controversy, fans have also turned their attention to the Chelsea shot-stopper's Wikipedia page.

Some of the more notable edits include Kepa's position being changed to 'Manager of Chelsea FC' and the 'Godfather of Chelsea.'

The frequent edits to his page have led Wikipedia to put into force an 'extended confirmed protection' until 10th March, citing "vandalism" as the main reason for doing so.

It's not only Kepa's page that has been targeted. Some fans have made changes to Chelsea's Wikipedia page, as well as the list of managers at the club.

Sarri was preparing to bring Kepa off in extra-time after he went down with a knock.

However, the former Athletic Bilbao star had no intention of coming off for Willy Caballero and stood firm against the substitution, leaving Sarri to lose his cool in the dugout.

The Blues boss came out after the match to suggest that his confrontation with Kepa was a "big misunderstanding."

Not everyone shares Sarri's stance, though, mainly for how Chelsea legend John Terry has slammed Arrizabalaga's refusal to come off.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

The Chelsea 'keeper released a statement after the match to explain why he rejected the substitution.

"First of all, I regret how the end of the match has been portrayed," he wrote on Instagram.

"At no time has it been my intention to disobey the coach or any of his decisions.

"I think everything has been misunderstood in the heat of the final part of a match for a title.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

"The coach thought I was not in a position to play on and my intention was to express that I was in good condition to continue helping the team, while the docs that had treated me arrived at the bench to give the message.

"I feel the image that has been portrayed was not my intention. I have full respect for the coach and his authority."

Chelsea lost to Manchester City on penalties, allowing Pep Guardiola to clinch his first piece of silverware for this season.

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Featured Image Credit: Wikipedia/PA

Adnan Riaz

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