Lacazette on Fellaini hair-pull: The Arsenal forward has commented on Fellaini’s hair-pull on Matteo Guendouzi.
Arsenal played a 2-2 draw at Old Trafford against Manchester United. The side has dropped out of top four again, and is currently 5th in the league table.
Arsenal led the game twice, but conceded sloppy goals almost immediately as United held Arsenal to a draw. Shkodran Mustafi opened the goalscoring for Arsenal, while Marcos Rojo scored an own goal to give the Gunners a lead again.
The match was marred by multiple fouls, but one of them stood out due to its apparent absurdity and the players involved. Marouane Fellaini pulled Matteo Guendouzi’s hair to bring him down in the later stages of the game.
While the referee took no action on Fellaini, Alexandre Lacazette reacted to the foul on his social media channel.
Lacazette on Fellaini hair-pull:
The foul instantly became one of the talking points of the game, with various criticising the referee for not taking action on Fellaini. Many, meanwhile, made trolls and memes on the foul.
Lacazette also reacted to the foul on his Instagram. In a post which asked people to caption about the foul made by Fellaini, Lacazette wrote, “#WhysManDoingThis.”
The hashtag has been consistently used by Arsenal players this season, and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in particular.
Manchester United, however, succeeded in resisting Arsenal in the final minutes of the game, as the sides shared points on the night.
Here’s how the fans reacted to the foul from Marouane Fellaini:
Marouane Fellaini-Guendouzi gate brought back memories. When Robert Huth Fellaini’s hair, the gift Louis van Gaal delivered: “Only in sex masochism it is allowed.” #mufc #afc pic.twitter.com/hfL3ez4nKh
— Kristof Terreur 📰🎥 (@HLNinEngeland) December 6, 2018
No action against Marouane Fellaini for pulling Matteo Guendouzi’s hair at Old Trafford last night. Ref gave a free kick, so matter closed.
— Simon Stone (@sistoney67) December 6, 2018
Fellaini: ‘If I can’t have long hair, no one can’ pic.twitter.com/7QO2TLcPlT
— 101 Great Goals (@101greatgoals) December 5, 2018
That moment when Fellaini realised he wants his hair back pic.twitter.com/vpv9HyT6Af
— Troll Football (@TrollFootball) December 5, 2018
The most iconic images in sport.
The All Blacks Haka.
The Ali shuffle.
Beckham stood over a free-kick.
Mourinho pointing to Fellaini, and then pointing to the box, when there’s five minutes left on the clock.
— Paddy Power (@paddypower) December 5, 2018
LvG in May 2016 on Huth pulling Fellaini’s hair : “Every human being who is grabbed by the hair, only with sex masochism, then it is allowed but not in other situations.” pic.twitter.com/TeZfruAJrz
— Vinay (@SemperFiUtd) December 5, 2018
— Dream Team (@dreamteamfc) December 5, 2018
Arsenal will now take on Huddersfield at the Emirates Stadium, where they will aim to return to the winning ways, and close the gap with their fellow London clubs, Tottenham and Chelsea.
While Tottenham recovered in emphatic fashion from their 4-2 loss to Arsenal in season’s first North London derby, Chelsea suffered a shock loss to Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Manchester United, meanwhile, are 8 points behind the top four after the end of 15 games in the league.