A famous Bollywood star and well-known Arsenal fan, Esha Gupta, is under fire following a racist exchange about Alex Iwobi between herself and a friend on Instagram.
The other person writes “Solves our winger issues. I can’t see that gorilla faced Iwobi running down the flank again. He’s so bad ya.”
Her reply supports this remark, reading “Hahahahahaha I honestly dunno why they don’t bench him more.”
The other person replies “It’s like evolution stopped for him. Didn’t change from Neanderthal to man.”
Ms Gupta quickly deleted the post, but her followers had been quick to screenshot it. Although comments on her Instagram page have been limited, Twitter users are slamming her for the racist post.
Ms Gupta hastily posted an apology on her Twitter, saying “Guys m sorry you thought it was racist. Was bad on my part, being a sports lover. Wallah never meant it. Sorry guys forgive the stupidity #gooner4life.” (sic)
But this apology fell on deaf ears, with many users calling for her to remove herself from the Arsenal fan base.