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Tottenham fan arrested for throwing banana on pitch as Arsenal forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang celebrates goal in north London derby

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Tottenham fan arrested for throwing banana on pitch as Arsenal forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang celebrates goal in north London derby

Arsenal’s euphoric north London derby win was marred in controversy after a Tottenham fan was arrested for throwing a banana skin at Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

Metropolitan Police were investigating on Sunday night whether the incident was racially aggravated; the original arrest made for the throwing the missile.

Yet images of Aubameyang celebrating in front of Tottenham fans with a banana skin at his feet was a throwback to the darker days of English football.

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Tottenham fan arrested for throwing banana on pitch as Arsenal forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang celebrates goal in north London derby

The Football Association are set to investigate the controversial flashpoint, this morning they will speak to representatives from both clubs, while images and CCTV footage are likely to prove crucial.

However, the FA’s jurisdiction resides over the clubs and not the individual in question.

Tottenham moved quickly to condemn the supporter by issuing a statement.

‘Behaviour such as this is completely unacceptable and the supporter in question will be issued with a ban,’ said a Tottenham spokesman.





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