Chelsea Fans Are Discarding Kepa On FIFA Ultimate Team
Kepa Arrizabalaga might just consider retirement when he finds out a number of Chelsea fans have decided to discard his virtual card on FIFA Ultimate Team.
But joking aside, the Spaniard angered many when he refused orders from his manager to be substituted during the League Cup final against Manchester City on Sunday night.
Maurizio Sarri, who was understandably fuming on the touchline, wanted back-up goalkeeper and penalty king Willy Caballero to replace Kepa but the 24-year-old wasn't having any of it.
It was a moment that will live deep in the memory.
This is unbelievable! :scream_cat::scream_cat:- Soccer AM (@SoccerAM) February 24, 2019
:no_entry: Kepa refuses to be substituted
:rage: Sarri loses his cool, throws a bottle and storms off down the tunnel!
Have you ever seen anything like this in a cup final before?!? :astonished::astonished: pic.twitter.com/uypwckJvhH
Plenty took to social media after the incident, with some even taking to FIFA 19 to discard the goalkeeper on their Ultimate Team.
One Twitter user even recorded the moment he 'quick sold' Arrizabalaga for 600+ coins.
Why are some Chelsea fans buying Kepa just to discard him:sob::sob::sob:- :dove: (@Fresh36i) February 24, 2019
Following on from the match, Sarri said that the whole incident was a "big misunderstanding" in his post match interview:
"I wanted Caballero on the pitch, but the goalkeeper wanted to let me know he was in [a] condition to go to the penalties," he said.
"It was a misunderstanding. Kepa was right, but in the wrong way he conducted himself.
"I thought Kepa was unable to go to penalties. I wanted Caballero on the pitch because I was afraid of his cramp, but the doctor explained it wasn't [a] cramp."
That didn't stop some FIFA players from getting rid on Ultimate Team, though:
Kepa's getting quick sold for 702 coins after this- Juan F Patino (@Xboxjuanlol) February 24, 2019
Kepa is getting quick sold after that wtf haha- Ryan Shannon (@RyanSha71680722) February 24, 2019
Kepa is getting quick sold then- Jude Tarby (@JudeTarby) February 24, 2019
Kepa better save some pens otherwise he's getting quick sold- Andres Nino (@AfNino) February 24, 2019
We will all DISCARD you on FIFA 19 now because EA will give you a trait (Doesn't Leave the Pitch when you asked !)- MindofW on Mixer (@MindofW_onMixer) February 25, 2019
Do you think Kepa should be punished for his actions in the League Cup final?
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