Arsenal FC investigating two anti-Semitic acts.
Arsenal FC investigating two incidents of antisemitism.
Arsenal Football Club have confirmed they are investigating two separate incidents of antisemitism over the weekend.
On Sunday, the Gunners defeated rival Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 thanks to an own goal by Hugo Lloris and a strong shot from skipper Martin Odegaard.
The altercation between a Tottenham fan and Arsenal goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale, who was charged with assault by the Metropolitan Police on Tuesday, soured the game itself. However, the Gunners have now acknowledged receiving two allegations of antisemitism.
Arsenal revealed they will look into the two incidents in a statement posted on their official website. They also reiterated their commitment for football to be an open and welcoming environment for all fans.
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“There was an incident at the north London derby on Sunday involving Arsenal supporters in which one of our fans overheard grossly offensive anti-semitic statements made by another Arsenal fan. On the same afternoon, we were appalled to hear of an incident at The Cally pub in Islington, involving other anti-semitic chants.
“We recognise the impact this behaviour has on our many Jewish supporters and others and condemn the use of language of this nature, which has no place in our game or society.
“Arsenal must be a safe and welcoming environment for everyone, and we want to be clear that any kind of discriminatory abuse is not welcome at our club. We will not stand for this kind of behaviour and will take strong action against any supporters who we establish are responsible for such acts. Anyone identified will receive a lengthy club ban and their details will be passed to the police to commence legal proceedings.”