Esha Gupta faces flak for sharing racist comments about Arsenal's Alex Iwobi

29 Janvier, 2019, 05:58 | Auteur: Adelaide Bullion
  • Esha Gupta Labelled ‘Racist’ After She Laughs on Comments Comparing Nigerian Footballer Alex Iwobi to Gorilla

Esha Gupta, the brand ambassador of popular football club Arsenal leaves no chance to flaunt her love and fondness for the team.

Gupta, 33, has been heavily criticized for posting a screengrab of a WhatsApp conversation to her 3.4m Instagram followers in which Iwobi was described as "gorilla-faced" and that he "didn't change from Neanderthal to man", in a post which has since been deleted following Arsenal's 3-1 defeat to Manchester United last week.

In the conversation that she shared on her Instagram story, Esha's friend referred Alex Iwobi as a "gorilla" and said that "evolution stopped for him".

As a reply, Esha typed out: "Haha... I honestly dunno why they don't bench him more".

The apology didn't go down well with fans who are calling for her removal as an Arsenal club ambassador. Was bad on my part, being a sports lover. "Sorry guys, forgive the stupidity", she said on Twitter.

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She also said: "Well it was my fault".

@AFTVMedia @TroopzAFC @ArsenalMoh8 Are you guys aware of the Racism from so called "Arsenal Fan and Ambassador" Esha Gupta towards Alex Iwobi. Laughed over the spur of the moment, which was the games result, guys. I have been the victim of racism before. But this is not something I'm proud of. However, many didn't buy the model's apology, as the wording implied she was sorry fans thought it was racist, rather than accepting she made a racist remark. "It was a fault, sorry guys", she added.

Meanwhile, @FootballDadUK added: 'Do us all a favour and never step foot at Arsenal and take the word gooner out your bio as you definitely ain't [sic] one of us'.

Gupta is a former Miss India International victor most known for her roles in horror film Raaz and thriller Rustom.

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