Nigerian player, Alex Iwobi was in action yesterday for Arsenal as they overturned a first leg defeat to Rennes and qualified for the Europa League quarter final with a 4-3 aggregate win.
Although Iwobi didn’t start the match, he was brought in for the second half and and some flash moments as well as made darting runs.
However, this was overshadowed by one incident that the Arsenal player was involved in with a Rennes player late in the game.
What a disgraceful act from Iwobi. He should apologize for this pic.twitter.com/bZTncpFLui
— Baba Ibeji (@Marapolsa) March 15, 2019
Iwobi had an argument with Rennes, Hamari Traore and as the player spoke, Iwobi covered his nose in a gesture suggesting that the player had bad breathe.
Although some fans found this hilarious, other fans have spoken against the act and slammed Iwobi’s behaviour as disgraceful.
See some reactions below
This Rennes player needed some mints telling by Iwobi’s reaction 😂 pic.twitter.com/eExK3RdgHz
— ODDSbible (@ODDSbible) March 14, 2019
— Ginnie d£ Block Holder. (@sey_robbie) March 14, 2019
Seriously Iwobi ain’t gat good manners how could you disrespect your fellow Blackman this way, imagine if a white player did that. That was childish and uncivilized act from him, UEFA/FIFA should take him on.#MrpacTL pic.twitter.com/A5DZ7JATLs
— The Realest Boss ® 🕋 (@pacman_TL) March 14, 2019
Pretty sure I’m in a minority but I found what Iwobi did with the nose thing disrespectful and unprofessional..
— CanonCrested (@canoncrested) March 14, 2019
#Nigeria’s Alex Iwobi was rude, disrespectful, unprofessional and filthy. Forget the banter & silly excuses you want to suggest.
Race and colour irrelevant…embarrassingly unacceptable.#Mali’s Hamari Traore is one of the coolest, respectful responsible players in Ligue 1.✊🏿
— Oluwashina Okeleji (@oluwashina) March 15, 2019
Naughty from Iwobi, never like to see that sort of behavior. 👎🏻
— King Laca (@Lacazest) March 14, 2019