Arsenal launch investigation after supporter racially abuses Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly on Snapchat

Arsenal launch investigation after supporter racially abuses Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly on Snapchat

Arsenal have launched an investigation after a video emerged online of a supporter racially abusing Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly. In a Snapchat video shot during the Europa League quarter-final clash at the Emirates, the culprit can be heard using the ‘n-word’ to refer to Koulibaly – with the word also written across the screen for…


Arsenal have launched an investigation after a video emerged online of a supporter racially abusing Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly.

In a Snapchat video shot during the Europa League quarter-final clash at the Emirates, the culprit can be heard using the ‘n-word’ to refer to Koulibaly – with the word also written across the screen for part of the 15-second recording.

The fan captioned his video with the ‘N-word’

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The fan captioned his video with the ‘N-word’

The Gunners beat the Italian club 2-0, but much like Chelsea’s victory over Slavia Prague, the result has been marred by racism.

On the same night, Blues fans filmed themselves chanting ‘Salah is a bomber’ in a Czech pub.

“We utterly condemn use of this type of racist language and have launched an investigation to identify the culprit,” Arsenal said in a statement.

“We operate a zero tolerance approach and anyone behaving like this is not welcome at Arsenal and will be banned from matches.

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“We have an extremely diverse community of fans who are all part of the Arsenal family and such incidents are rare at the Emirates Stadium.

“We encourage supporters to report any incidents as they happen to stewards or via our matchday alert service.”

Arsenal have set out to identify the fan

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Arsenal have set out to identify the fan

Arsenal have launched an investigation after a video emerged online of a supporter racially abusing Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly.

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