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Jasmin Areebi latest WWE star to be caught up in racism storm

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The WWE have, in recent weeks, taken a firm no tolerance stance on incidents of racism that have overshadowed the organization.

First, Hulk Hogan was blackballed by the WWE after 2007 footage in which he used derogatory remarks came to light. And then, just last week, the WWE released up and coming Diva Zahra Schreiber after old racist tweets were discovered on the now former NXT wrestler's official account.

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And it looks like the WWE could have yet another racism storm on their hands today after another rising star appears to have been caught posting similarly offensive statements.

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Nhooph Al-Areebi, known in the ring as Jasmin Areebi, is the wrestler under scrutiny this time around after one Reddit user discovered, and posted, messages containing racist language dating back from 2012.

Areebi, a Arab-Canadian wrestler, had previously been lauded as having broken down racial boundaries in the WWE by becoming the first ever wrestler of her ethnicity to wrestle in the company.

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One of the controversial tweets can be seen below, whilst others can be found via this link. WARNING: Racist language.

Now aged 20, the tweets in question would have been sent when Areebi was 17-years-old.

Response

The WWE are yet to comment officially on the issue but it is already a hot topic of discussion amongst the wrestling community.

While it appears some WWE fans are willing to forgive Areebi, the WWE have set a precedent in recent months.

With higher profile wrestlers having been shown the exit door for similar incidents it looks likely that the young Diva may be the next to be punished.

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