Arsenal ace Alex Iwobi has been slammed on social media for his disrespectful act holding his nose following a stand-off with Rennes Hamari Traore, reports Completesports.com.
Iwobi was caught on camera squaring off with the Rennes defender and came off holding his nose and stumbling backward appearing to tell the Rennes player his breath smelt as Arsenal cruised into the quarter-finals of the Europa League on Thursday, thanks to a 3-0 victory at home.
One Twitter user Kelly Bwoy (@kellybwoy1) wrote: “Am an Arsenal fan but that was absolutely disgusting by Iwobi. He shouldn’t have done it to his fellow professional.”
Another Tweet from Fadhil (@Fadhilow) reads: “That was classless of Iwobi…..nahh!!! It’s a shame. Really.”
Another social media user Manny Miles (@Springleslevel) commented: “Iwobi is a fool, get that disrespectful kid out of my beloved club.”
And another Twitter post from Nwosu Charles (@eriwa97) reads: “Naaaah Iwobi that is DISGUSTING and DISRESPECTFUL.”
Meanwhile, some football fans on Twitter a leaped in defence of the Nigeria international insisting he was having a bit of fun.
@FrimponOnline wrote: “Man was bored at stoppage time against farmers and decided to become a meme. Iwobi just told a man his breath stinks 😂😂 #AFC.”
Janell wrote via his handle @Fragglelock replying to @FrimponOnline: “😂😂😂 Iwobi-san!”