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EXCLUSIVE: Iwobi Explains Reason For ‘bad breath’ Gesture On Traore

EXCLUSIVE: Iwobi Explains Reason For ‘bad breath’ Gesture On Traore

Super Eagles forward, Alex Iwobi has explained that he reacted with a disrespectful act holding his nose in a stand-off with Rennes’ Hamari Traore, because the Malian defender abused him and his mother reports Completesports.com.

Iwobi who came on as a 70th minute substitute for Arsenal who defeated 3-0 in the second leg round of 16 clash at the Emirates was caught
appearing to tell Traore his breath smells as Arsenal cruised into the quarter-finals of the Europa League on Thursday.

The 22-year-old Nigerian international told Completesports.com source exclusively that Traore cursed him and his mother while his team were coasted home to a resounding win.

“The guy was fouling me and cursing me and my mum, he was even putting his middle finger up,” Iwobi told Completesports source when he was asked to reach out and apologize for his childish act.

“They won’t catch that or say something about that but they will quickly say something to me, I am sorry but I am not apologizing.”

Meanwhile, Iwobi celebrated Arsenal’s qualification to the quarter-finals of the Europa League on his Twitter handle.

The Gunners were drawn to face Napoli in the quarter-final of the competition.

“Barging Into The Next Round Like,” he wrote on Twitter.

Iwobi is expected in the Super Eagles camp next week ahead of Nigeria’s 2019 Africa Cup Of Nations qualifier against Seychelles and Egypt in Asaba, Delta State.

By Johnny Edward.

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COMMENTS

WORDPRESS: 9
  • Dennis kelvin 2 years ago

    Iwobi u did nothing wrong u did what is right to protect Ur self from doing something that make u been punished

     
  • Oluwa 2 years ago

    that was not bad reaction from iwobi if this is true…i also apologise for blaming iwobi without knowing the cause.

     
  • Pompei 2 years ago

    If Traore really did this, then his mouth is a real stink hole. It’s unfortunate. With all the money they make, you would expect a certain degree of class and decorum from footballers. Recall how Materazzi enraged Zidane in the 2006 world cup final, by making a nasty comment about his mother/sister. The result? Zidane lost his head, and France lost the world cup. I am on of those who believe that if Zidane had remained on the pitch, France would have triumphed. The lesson for Iwobi here, and indeed other victims of abuse on the pitch is – just ignore the abuser. It’s not worth risking getting a caution from the ref, or even getting sent off.

     
  • Wallosh 2 years ago

    @Pompei, I agree with you. That gesture from Iwobi was really embarrassing. It’s unfortunate it came from a Nigerian!

     
    • Edoman of NewJersey,USA 2 years ago

      Would you like your own mother been insulted in such a fashion ? Iwobi of Nigeria should have spite on his [email protected]@king face.

       
      • Bomboy 2 years ago

        Iwobi should be given a medal for limiting his reaction to the bad breath gesture. I could have done worse, and I consider myself a gentleman!

         
  • The guy cursed his mother, Iwobi did not curse back, did not react except to insinuate to shut his smelling mouth with his actions.

    In my opinion it’s justified and equitable. Yes, let the football do the talking but unless you’ve been in that situation is easy to say “he should have done this, he shouldn’t have done that”.

    Cantona famously dived into the fans, Zidane headbutted whatshisname, others will strike out

     
  • Bomboy 2 years ago

    Iwobi should be given a medal for limiting his reaction to the bad breath gesture. I could have done worse, and I consider myself a gentleman!

     
  • He didn’t tell you exclusively, he told some arsenal fan news guy on snapchat