Everyone knows that that Arsenal skipper Cesc Fabregas is one of the most talented footballers on the planet. The attacking midfielder has almost super-natural abilities to pick and deliver passes not just into his teammate’s path but often right into their step with perfect weight, height and direction – witness Cesc’s pass for Van Persie’s second versus Wigan a week or so ago (you should be able to find it if you have a dig around here [do yourself a favour and subscribe to arseblog while you’re there])
But where does Cesc Fabregas’ divine skill come from? Maybe it truly is super-natural…
While celebrating his goal in Arsenal’s 3-0 Carling-Cup semi-final win over Ipswich I noticed Cesc give the Sign-of-the-Horns. This hand signal is often linked to so-called Satanic Cults and Secret Societies such as Skull and Bones.
Clearly Cesc is making this sign but could it be just a lucky sign in Spain (the Bull)? What is the meaning of his hand signal and where is it aimed?
After a little bit of Googling I found this article on LanguageTrainers.co.uk and I think it explains things….
The website names the hand signal as the ‘The Corna’ and tells us, and I quote:
‘Historically, however, the symbol basically means “cuckold” (or rather, “your wife is cheating on you”), and its origins are Mediterranean, possibly dating back to Ancient Greece. The corna is still popular in Spain, Portugal, Greece, Colombia, Brazil, Albania, Slovakia and the Czech Republic, and seems to be used most often to disagree with football referees…’
Given that Cesc was getting fouled relentlessly in the Ipswich game and the ref was offering nothing in the way of protection and even denied him a penalty the above quote most certainly explains the gesture….
…either that or he was trying to tell Arsene something about his wife?