‘We Have Been Embarrassed’ – Arsenal Release Statement Regarding Dele Alli Incident

By The Editor
on 20th December 2018

A water bottle was hurled from the stands and hit Dele Alli on the head…


 

Arsenal have released a statement after a water bottle was hurled from the stands and hit Dele Alli on the head during our Carabao Cup clash against Spurs, Sky Sports reports.

With the game seemingly over at 2-0, Alli was making his way back onto the pitch after failing to keep the ball on and while the camera was firmly on him, a water bottle hit him on the head.

It sparked a response from the Spurs man as he gestured with a ‘2-0 sign’, which Gunners defender Sokratis took exception to.

However, while Alli will face no punishment for his reaction, the club have made it clear that they are working with the police to identify and punish the culprit.

It’s the second incident which has marred a north London derby in a matter of weeks, though the one earlier this month was a more serious case.

A Spurs fan was banned for four years after hurling a banana skin at Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang after he netted the opening goal in our 4-2 win.

It’s good to see Arsenal acting swiftly in this instance, even if the bottle bouncing off Alli’s head made us chuckle a little bit.

The Arsenal statement read: “We have all been embarrassed by the individual who threw a bottle at Dele Alli.

“We are not responsible for the actions of one individual, but send our apologies to Dele Alli and everyone at Tottenham Hotspur for this incident.

“We do not tolerate any anti-social, discriminatory or violent behaviour at Arsenal Football Club. Anyone identified will receive a lengthy club ban and their details will be passed to the police to commence legal proceedings.”



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