Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's Instagram post on banana skin incident vs Spurs

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Yesterday's enthralling north London derby was sadly overshadowed by some unsavoury actions towards Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

Television cameras spotted that a banana skin had been thrown in the direction of the forward while celebrating the opening goal of the match.

As per the BBC, a Spurs supporter was arrested after the game for the incident, with the club set to face an FA enquiry.

A spokesperson for the Kick It Out charity called for the club to impose a lifetime ban on the offender.

"We condemn this action and welcome the investigation," Kick It Out said.

"Our latest reporting figures show incidents of racism are on the rise and the banana throwing at the north London derby should be seen in that context."

A spokesman for Spurs also said: "Behaviour such as this is completely unacceptable and the supporter in question will be issued with a ban."

It's a worrying sight to see such an act in the modern day and Aubameyang himself has felt the need to speak out about the incident on his official Instagram account.

Fair play, Pierre.



Aubameyang posted a damning picture of the incident, with a caption stating:  "#whysmandoingthis ? 🍌."

Former Arsenal striker Ian Wright was quick to condemn the incident while analysing the game on Match of the Day 2.

"I've played against Spurs and I've taken a lot of abuse but never ever has it been racial," Wright said.

"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.

Aubameyang celebrates his goal

"It's really unfortunate to see."

The only solace to be taken is the quick action of the police in making the arrest. Hopefully, the supporter receives a lifetime ban for souring a wonderful north London derby.

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