Following reports that the person alleged to have thrown a banana skin towards
Supporter who threw banana deserves ban but until the end of the season with a caveat he or she attends an awareness group to see the damage racism does.
“Indefinite” potentially breeds more resentment than understanding and insight.
And thus possibly passes it on to a kid.
— Stan Collymore (@StanCollymore) December 3, 2018
Fans nationwide have called for a lifetime ban for whoever carried out the despicable racist act but Colleymore’s suggestion has sparked further debate – with many feeling his suggestion is too lenient on the offender.
The incident set the tone for an ill-tempered affair at the Emirates with the Gunners eventually running out 4-2 winners and stretching their unbeaten run to 19 games.
Aubameyang grabbed the Gunners first from the spot, however against the run play, Tottenham were ahead at the break through Eric Dier’s glancing header and Harry Kane’s eighth and record-equalling north London derby goal.
Substitute Aaron Ramsey then set up
But unfortunately, it was the banana incident that proved to consume much of the post match discourse. A Spurs spokesman said the fan who threw it would be banned, with anti-discrimination charity Kick It Out calling for a life ban.
“We condemn this action and welcome the investigation,” Kick It Out said.
Three people alleged to have been involved in the incident have been bailed and are to appear in court on December 18.