Former Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has revealed that he was hit with a massive fine after he led a derogatory chant against Tottenham after his former club’s FA Cup triumph in 2015.
The Gunners overcame Aston Villa 4-0 in the final to retain the FA Cup in 2015 after winning it the previous year as well.
Wilshere was a key part of Arsene Wenger’s side during that time and was expected to have a long career at the Emirates.
He was also a fan favourite among the Arsenal faithful, partly because of how he wore his heart on his sleeve.
The one incident that endeared him to Arsenal fans the most was when he grabbed the microphone to bellow ‘what we think of Tottenham’ during the FA Cup parade.
The midfielder, who now plays for Championship side Bournemouth after a series of injury troubles, revealed on social media that he was fined £40,000 for slighting Spurs that evening.
£40000 worth of trouble! https://t.co/a6O4zYkDSL
— Jack Wilshere (@JackWilshere) January 22, 2021
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While I am not one to believe in notions of Karma, it is pretty fitting that Wilshere’s career took a nosedive after he chanted what he did that evening. All joking aside, fans generally love a player who wears his heart on his sleeve and as much as I despise Wilshere, I would love it if a Tottenham player led disparaging chants against Arsenal.
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