icon bookmark-bicon bookmarkicon cameraicon checkicon chevron downicon chevron lefticon chevron righticon chevron upicon closeicon v-compressicon downloadicon editicon v-expandicon fbicon fileicon filtericon flag ruicon full chevron downicon full chevron lefticon full chevron righticon full chevron upicon gpicon insicon mailicon moveicon-musicicon mutedicon nomutedicon okicon v-pauseicon v-playicon searchicon shareicon sign inicon sign upicon stepbackicon stepforicon swipe downicon tagicon tagsicon tgicon trashicon twicon vkicon yticon wticon fm

‘Racist scumbag!’ Spurs fan arrested for lobbing banana at Arsenal’s Aubameyang after goal (PHOTOS)

‘Racist scumbag!’ Spurs fan arrested for lobbing banana at Arsenal’s Aubameyang after goal (PHOTOS)
A Tottenham supporter has been arrested for hurling a banana at Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as he celebrated scoring the opening goal during Sunday’s North London derby between Arsenal and Spurs.

READ MORE: ‘Everybody gets a little angry sometimes’: NFL star Kareem Hunt breaks silence on assault (VIDEO)

The banana was thrown at the striker as he celebrated firing Arsenal into the lead with a 10th minute penalty. Seven arrests in total were reported by the Metropolitan Police as Arsenal ran out 4-2 winners in a pulsing game inside the Emirates Stadium.


Reports state that one of the arrests was made after the banana was thrown onto the pitch from the away supporters section as Aubameyang celebrated in front of them.

A further six arrests were made due to public order offences, including two Arsenal supporters who lit smoke canisters inside the stadium during the match.

Aubameyang’s early strike was cancelled out by two goals in four minutes from Spurs’ England internationals Harry Kane and Eric Dier but three second-half goals from Aubameyang again, Alexandre Lacazette and Lucas Torreira earned Unai Emery’s men three points and North London bragging rights, however temporary that may prove to be.

A miserable day for Tottenham was confounded by an 85th-minute red card awarded to Belgian defender Jan Vertonghen.


Things could have been worse for Mauricio Pochettino’s side, with Eric Dier testing referee Mike Dean’s patience with a taunt aimed at Arsenal’s Stephan Lichsteiner and causing Pochettino to intervene to help calm matters.