As reported by BBC Sport, the victory over Napoli last night appears to have been dampened by the actions of idiots – and that’s the only real way of putting this, to be perfectly honest. You see, despite the fact that we currently find ourselves in the year 2019, there are some people that just refuse to be progressive in any way, shape or form. Case in point: Arsenal are investigating reports that racial abuse was directed towards Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly last night.
Honestly, how completely backwards do you have to be? How lowly must you think of yourself that you consider this kind of behaviour to be even remotely acceptable? It’s an absolute travesty that this kind of thing has to carry on, and it pains us to think that this is what we’re talking about instead of the Gunners’ great win last night. It’s an absolute joke.
Below is the statement issued by Arsenal Football Club, as they continue to go in search of the cretins that took it upon themselves to do this.
“We utterly condemn use of this type of racist language,” said Arsenal.
“We have launched an investigation to identify the culprit,” the statement added.
“We operate a zero-tolerance approach and anyone behaving like this is not welcome at Arsenal and will be banned from matches.
“We have an extremely diverse community of fans who are all part of the Arsenal family and such incidents are rare at the Emirates Stadium.
“We encourage supporters to report any incidents as they happen to stewards or via our matchday alert service.”
There’s no way of hiding away from how hideous this is, and we shouldn’t be hiding away from it anyway. Hell, even some of our national newspapers still feel the need to throw a racist dig here and there at some of the Premier League’s best players, and they’re supposed to be the ones educating the masses on a day to day basis.
We’re sick and tired of hearing about it and the worst part is that it doesn’t seem like it’s going to go away anytime soon. We sincerely hope it does and we’re going to do whatever we can, as a media outlet, to disregard it, but there comes a point where enough is enough.
We hope the individual or individuals in question are brought to justice, and we hope they never get to watch another game played by Arsenal again.