Arsenal Fan's Tweet About Treatment Of Players Like Granit Xhaka Goes Viral
An Arsenal fan has tweeted about the lack of respect some Arsenal fans have shown players in the wake of the Granit Xhaka incident and it has gone viral.
Arsenal captain Xhaka was substituted to loud cheers in yesterday's 2-2 draw against Crystal Palace.
Captain Granit Xhaka cupped his ear to supporters after he was jeered off as Arsenal threw away a two goal lead against Crystal Palace at home.
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- Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) October 27, 2019
The Swiss international reacted by telling Gunners fans to 'f**k off' while cupping his hand to his ear.
And now an Arsenal fan's reaction to the outburst on Twitter has got many talking.
"Eboue was booed, Ramsey and his family were abused, Wenger was abused, Mustafi and Xhaka booed and abused on social media. Unai the latest target.
"This is coming from the same fanbase who talk about our class, tradition & history with pride.
What a toxic fanbase we've become."
Eboue was booed, Ramsey and his family were abused, Wenger was abused, Mustafi and Xhaka booed and abused on social media. Unai the latest target.
This is coming from the same fanbase who talk about our class, tradition & history with pride.
What a toxic fanbase we've become.
- P:tm: (@SemperFiArsenal) October 28, 2019
The tweet lists a variety of times that Arsenal fans have conducted themselves poorly in relation to their players and managers.
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One of the more notable occasions involves Arsenal cult hero Emmanuel Eboue being driven to tears.
Eboue had endured a torrid time after coming on as a substitute against Wigan Athletic in 2008.
He found himself being substituted not long after coming on and the Arsenal fans cheered in delight.
Eboue's condemnation by 60,000 fans in front of millions watching tv around the world remains the worst part of Arsenal fans' nature, for me.- Gilles :flag_ng::flag_black: (@GrimandiTweets_) October 28, 2019
In a way I do feel for Xhaka as Emery made him the object of the fans' ire (Luiz anyone?), but he didn't help matters with his reaction. pic.twitter.com/QqnpfZzcXe
The defender was visibly distraught as he left the pitch with former striker Emmanuel Adebayor consoling him.
The Ivorian ripped off his gloves and looked crestfallen.
Current Arsenal centre back Shkodran Mustafi is a maligned figure among Arsenal supporters.
Former boss Arsene Wenger also endured torrid abuse during his final few years at the helm.
What do you make of the tweet and Arsenal fan's treatment of players?
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