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Spurs fan arrested after banana skin thrown onto Arsenal pitch

A soccer fan has been arrested after a banana skin was thrown onto the pitch at the Emirates Stadium as Arsenal forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang celebrated scoring a penalty in front of Tottenham fans.
The Gunners won a memorable match 4-2 on Sunday and London's Metropolitan Police afterwards confirmed there were seven arrests made.
Britiain's Press Association said it understands that one of those arrests came after a banana skin was hurled from the away end as Aubameyang celebrated scoring in front of the Tottenham fans.
"Behavior such as this is completely unacceptable and the supporter in question will be issued with a ban," a Tottenham spokesman said.
There were also six arrests for public order offenses -- at least two of which are believed to be Arsenal supporters who lit smoke canisters during the match.
Former Arsenal and England forward Ian Wright, speaking as a pundit on BBC television, said: "I've played against Spurs and I've taken a lot of abuse from Spurs but never ever has it been racial. Now Spurs have to deal with this because some idiot has done that.
"It's not only embarrassed Spurs but it has embarrassed the Premier League because it has gone around the world, and now Spurs have to deal with that and have that tainting all over them. It's really unfortunate to see."


© 2018 AFP
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