Tottenham fan throws banana peel on Arsenal’s Aubameyang, gets arrested

first_imgArsenal vs Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday in the Premier League was a dramatic game of football at the Emirates Stadium but one particular ugly incident during the match has forced an arrest.Media reports suggest that a Tottenham supporter was arrested for throwing a banana peel at Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang after he scored the equaliser for Arsenal in the second half.It was the north London derby and emotions were running high and both sets of fans were involved in untoward incidents. After the match, six arrests were made for public order offences and media reports say that at least two of them are likely Arsenal fans who lit smoke canisters during the match.RT vincecable “RT piersmorgan: Notwithstanding the deep-rooted Arsenal-Tottenham rivalry, I hope every Spurs fan can agree that the person who threw a banana at Aubameyang today is a racist scumbag who shames your club & should be banned for life.pic.twitter.com/d06VCHDBp5″Allan Knox #FBPE (@allanmknox) December 3, 2018On the other hand, a Tottenham spokesperson has confirmed to BBC that the supporter who threw the banana peel would be banned for his racial attack on Aubameyang.The bad temperament was not limited to the stands. Even Eric Dier and Arsenal’s Stephan Lichtsteiner were involved in a clash after the former scored an equaliser in the first half for the Spurs.Dier celebrated his goal by putting his finger upon his lips. However, it did not go down well with Lichtsteiner, who reacted angrily, leading to a melee. It was only after Tottenham coach Mauricio Pochettino intervened that matters calmed down.advertisementAfter the match Dier said, “I had my back to it all so I’m not too sure what happened.”But this is football. It’s a derby. Football is all about emotion and I don’t understand how I can get a yellow card in that situation.”It baffles me because if you take the emotion out of football you’re going to destroy the game for everyone.”In terms of the match, Arsenal once again put up an inspired second half performance to beat Tottenham 4-2 despite trailing 2-1 at half time.Aubameyang’s early penalty had given Arsenal the lead but then Dier and Harry Kane (penalty) scored to put Tottenham ahead.In the second half though, Aubameyang scored another goal and then Alexandre Lacazette and Lucas Torreira also found the back of the net to get Arsenal the victory.The match even saw a red card after Jan Vertonghen earned two yellow cards to leave Tottenham with 10 men on the pitch for the last five minutes of the game.With the win, Arsenal took the fourth spot in the Premier League table due to better goal difference than Tottenham, who slipped to the fifth spot.Also Read | Liverpool and Arsenal win dramatic derbiesAlso Read | Manchester City win 3-1 vs Bournemouth, United draw at SouthamptonAlso Read | Watford fans pay tribute to late Leicester owner. Vichai’s son responds to gestureAlso watch –last_img

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