A Picture That Broke News Before News Broke

Yesterday, Cesc Fabregas was photographed putting on his shoes–normally an innocuous act, but in this case the photo may have revealed something interesting. Today, just as Vicente Del Bosque released his final 23-man World Cup roster, reports emerged that Fabregas was set to walk out on Barcelona, with an unnamed English club his likely destination.


Look at the cold, heart-broken stare of Sergio Busquets (left), who had obviously just learned of his teammate’s imminent departure. Look at Pedro, having exhausted all avenues of persuasion, gnashing his teeth in frustration. Nothing is certain, but if Fabregas does end up leaving Barça, this is the picture that should have tipped us off.