A banana thrown from the crowd is seen at the side of the pitch as Arsenal's Gabonese striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (C) celebrates after scoring the opening goal from the penalty spot during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur at the Emirates Stadium in London on December 2, 2018. (Photo by Ian KINGTON / IKIMAGES / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 45 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. (Photo credit should read IAN KINGTON/AFP/Getty Images)
Tottenham Fan Arrested for Throwing Banana Skin at Arsenal Player
A Tottenham supporter was arrested on Sunday after throwing a banana skin onto the pitch during the Spurs’ feisty north London derby with Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium.
According to a report from The Telegraph, the fan launched the banana peel toward Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang after the striker netted a 10th-minute penalty.
“Behavior such as this is completely unacceptable and the supporter in question will be issued with a ban,” a Spurs spokesman said in a statement.
Six others were also arrested on Sunday for similar behavior, including two Arsenal fans who lit smoke canisters in the second half. The fans’ hot tempers were reflective of the ill-mannered showdown that was taking place on the pitch, which Arsenal won 4–2.
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