Arsenal football club said Bollywood actress, Esha Gupta who racially abused, Alex Iwobi is not an official ambassador of the club and condemned in totality her racial statement against the midfielder.
Gupta who in a chat with her friend referred to Iwobi as a Gorilla and asked for him to be consigned to the bench irked lots of football supporters across the globe for her racial insult.
Arsenal football club through its spokesperson said the actress is in no way an official ambassador of the club and condemned her action.
The Bollywood actress is believed to be Iwobi’s teammate, Hector Bellerin’s ex-girlfriend and was involved in Arsenal’s club kit launch in 2017 and was also a regular at the Emirates Stadium during match days
Gupta wrote, “Solves our winger issues. I can’t see that gorilla faced Iwobi running down the flank again. He’s so bad ya,”.
“It’s like evolution stopped for him. Didn’t change from Neanderthal to man,” she added.
She quickly deleted the screenshot from her Instagram but fans had already gotten it before it disappeared.
She has however tendered an apology where she expressed that it was stupidity but said she didn’t realize it was racism.
She wrote, “Guys I’m sorry you thought it was racist. Was bad on my part, being a sports lover. Wallah never meant it. Sorry guys forgive the stupidity,”
“Well, it was my fault. So gotta own up to my s***… sorry. It was us discussing our frustration during the game. Sorry as I didn’t realise it was directed towards racism.
“Laughed over the spur of the moment, which was the games result, guys. Been a victim of racism myself before. But this is not something I’m proud of. It was a fault, sorry guys.”