Spurs enthusiast arrested soon after banana skin thrown onto Arsenal pitch

A football enthusiast has been arrested soon after a banana skin was thrown onto the pitch at the Emirates Stadium as Arsenal forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang celebrated scoring a location kick in front of Tottenham fans.

The Gunners received a memorable match 4-2 on Sunday and London’s Metropolitan Police afterwards verified there have been 7 arrests made.

Britiain’s Press Affiliation claimed it understands that one of those people arrests arrived soon after a banana skin was hurled from the stand as Aubameyang celebrated scoring in front of the Tottenham fans.

“Conduct of this sort is absolutely unacceptable and the supporter in concern will be issued with a ban,” a Tottenham spokesman claimed.

There have been also 6 arrests for general public offences – at the very least two of which are thought to be Arsenal supporters who lit smoke canisters for the duration of the match.

Previous Arsenal and England forward Ian Wright, speaking as a pundit on BBC television, claimed: “I have played against Spurs and I have taken a great deal of abuse from Spurs but by no means at any time has it been racial.

“Now Spurs have to deal with this since some fool has finished that.

“It’s not only humiliated Spurs but it has humiliated the EPL League since it has absent about the world, and now Spurs have to deal with that and have that tainting all around them. It’s really regrettable to see.”

Gabon forward Aubameyang opened the scoring on Sunday with his tenth-minute location-kick and, soon after Tottenham had replied by means of Eric Dier and a Harry Kane location kick, then equalised early in the next half.

Alexandre Lacazette set the hosts 3-2 up in advance of Lucas Torreira extra Arsenal‘s fourth.

Aubameyang had opened the scoring in advance of an Eric Dier header and a Harry Kane spot-kick sent Spurs in ahead at half-time.

The Gabon forward went on to equalise, with Arsenal wrapping up the points by means of Alexandre Lacazette and Lucas Torreira strikes.

The unrest was not restricted to the stands as the two sets of players had to be divided adhering to Dier’s equaliser on a feisty afternoon in north London.

The England midfielder celebrated by putting his finger to his lips, with Arsenal substitute Stephan Lichtsteiner reacting angrily to the gesture and referee Mike Dean displaying Dier a yellow card.

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Al Ahly cancel training as thousands of fans crowd the pitch

Al Ahly player Ali Maâloul (L) celebrates after soccer his goal during the 2017 CAF Champions League game between Al Ahly and Etoile Sportive at Borg El Arab Stadium in Alexandria, Egypt on in Alexandria, Egypt on 22 October 2017 © BackpagePix

Phumzile Ngcatshe

Wednesday Nov 01, 2017. 19:28

After urging their fans to come out in numbers to support the team during a training session on Tuesday, Al Ahly was forced to cancel the session due a high number of fans in attendance.

Media reports from the North African country indicate that hordes of Red Devils fans swarmed their Cairo training base and forced the session to be cancelled.

Coach Hossam El-Badry is preparing his troops for a crucial second leg CAF Champions League final clash against Wydad Casablanca on Saturday in Morocco.


The session was abandoned due to a remarkable number of supporters who crammed in to watch the Egyptian club.

KingFut website reports that a decision was made after thousands of fans entered El Tetsh Stadium which saw the supporters fill the stands and flood the field itself.

Consequently, it was deemed not safe for the players.

The Egyptian giants drew the first leg 1-1 in Alexandria last Saturday after Mo’men Zakaria scored the first goal in the second minute.

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Nigerian Football Federation fined US$30,000 for pitch invasion – 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers

Phumzile Ngcatshe

Thursday Oct 05, 2017. 12:30

The Nigerian Football Federation has been fined over US$30,000 by FIFA and were issued with a warning after their fans invaded the pitch when they beat Cameroon 4-0 on September 1.

FIFA released a number of fines and disciplinary measures taken against national teams around the world for offences committed last month.

The offences were committed during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers.

Eight African nations have been found guilty for various offences.

Gabon fielded an ineligible player, Merlin Tandjigora, who should have been suspended in their 3-0 home defeat at the hands of Cote d’Ivoire on September 2.


FIFA released a statement that Egypt effectively escape with a fine as the main sanction for the offence is to forfeit the match 3-0.

The Democratic Republic of Congo were also given a warning, but forced to pay FIFA a fine of around US$20,000, for incidents during their match against Tunisia on September 5.

Looking at the Southern part of the continent, Zambia were ordered to pay US$7,000 after their fans threw objects when they played Algeria in Lusaka.

On the other hand, South Africa’s Erick Mulomowandau Mathoho had his suspension for a straight red card against Cape Verde increased from one match to two and also fined US$5,000.

Morocco was handed a punishment of US$3,000 and a warning after spectators whistled during the national anthem ahead of their match against Mali in Rabat.

Furthermore, Burkina Faso and Senegal received issued warnings for delayed kick-offs in their two matches against each other in September 2 and 5.

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