Granit Xhaka appears to tell Arsenal fans to f**k off after being substituted during the match vs Crystal Palace in the Premier League.
Arsenal played a 2-2 draw against Crystal Palace in their Premier League match tonight. The Gunners led the match by two goals before the 10th minute had even struck. However, Crystal Palace fought back with two goals on both sides of the half to level the scores.
Arsenal’s misery continued as the club looked clueless and couldn’t force the issue. Unai Emery then decided to substitute his captain Granit Xhaka in the 61st minute for Bukayo Sako. The change was greeted with thunderous applause at the Emirates.
As Xhaka walked to the touchline, the cheers turned into boos. It became evident that the supporters did not believe that the Swiss Midfielder was the right man to lead the side. The Arsenal faithful have given Xhaka a lot o stick in the last few seasons. However, tonight may have been the final straw as he reacted in a very uncharacteristic fashion of a man tasked with being the captain of the club.
Granit Xhaka appears to tell Arsenal fans to f**k off after being substituted
As Xhaka walked out of the pitch, the Emirates Stadium collectively booed their skipper. Granit Xhaka then cupped his ears and gestured for them to scream louder. He then threw his arms in the air and appeared to scream ‘f*** off!’ to the crowd several times.
Granit Xhaka WOW pic.twitter.com/2BfqomacFF
— Steven (@SanPenguinYo) October 27, 2019
Arsenal fans did not take kindly to the action. Instead, they berated him for his boorish behaviour and second guessed Unai Emery over his choice of captain as Arsenal ended the match with the scores tied 2-2.
This feels like a landmark moment for Xhaka and #afc fans. His substitution is greeted by cheers, he's then booed as he walks off (instead of running with the score at 2-2). He then cups his ear to the crowd, shouts "f*** off", takes his shirt off and walks down the tunnel.
— James Olley (@JamesOlley) October 27, 2019
Wow. Xhaka subbed for another poor performance – so responds by telling Arsenal fans to ‘f*ck off’, ripping his shirt off & storming down the tunnel.
And this is supposed to be our CAPTAIN?
What an absolute disgrace.
He should be stripped of the captaincy tonight. #afc pic.twitter.com/iCGxOl9scv
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) October 27, 2019
Booing a player going off isn't very nice, but when you sign up to be a pro footballer and consistently play badly you should probably expect it. He should not react like that even though it hurts.
— Matt (@MGH) October 27, 2019
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