Tottenham and Arsenal battled it out in a NLD that will go down in history this weekend.
Aubameyang gave the Gunners the lead after Vertonghen handled in the box early on.
Spurs then scored two in as many minutes to take the lead through an Eric Dier header and penalty of their own scored by Harry Kane.
However, it wasn’t to be for Spurs fans, as Arsenal ran rampant in the second half against some weary Spurs legs.
They ended up winning the tie 4-2 and denying Tottenham a perfect week of three wins out of three.
However, it isn’t the score line or the amazing derby taking the headlines today, but an embarrassing act of racism from one Tottenham fan.
I use the term ‘fan’ loosely, because if this was in fact a racist act by throwing a banana towards goal scorer Aubameyang, then this is no fan of the club.
The person responsible has embarrassed the team, staff, and fans, earned themselves a lifetime ban, and Tottenham an FA inquiry.
Here are some reactions to the incident on Twitter.
There’s rivalry and there’s racism.
I’m sure every Spurs fan will join me in hoping the ignorant racist who threw this banana skin today is banned for life and never comes near the club again.
Glad the police identified and got them out swiftly. pic.twitter.com/C3dLWuW9f7
— Leon Mann (@Leon_Mann) 2 December 2018
Been confirmed a Spurs fan threw a banana skin at Aubameyang when he celebrated one of his goals today at the Emirates. It’s 2018 and some football fans are still deplorable racists. #ARSTOT
— Mike P Williams (@Mike_P_Williams) 2 December 2018
Our latest reporting figures show incidents of racism are on the rise and the banana throwing at #NLD should be seen in that context. We condemn this action,welcome the police investigation – the person who did this should be banned from football for life https://t.co/SrVonJDlIA
— Kick It Out (@kickitout) 3 December 2018
Only arsenal away i drink for a hangover. That feeling when kane scored was great, then it sucked. Spurs fan that threw a banana is a vile person #coys
— Karl (@karl_h88) 3 December 2018
I am proud of Arsenal winning the North London Derby and I’m respectful of the spurs fans who pointed out that vile moron who threw a banana skin! Both teams have Black players yet I wonder how those Spurs players feel about this incident? Totally wrong on so many levels!
— Kevin Campbell (@1kevincampbell) 3 December 2018
As well as the banana incident from Spurs fans if you were one of the Arsenal fans that brought Sons race into criticism of his diving you’re being racist too. We cannot condemn one without the other both have no place in this game. #KickItOut #ARSTOT #COYG #GoonerFamily
— gunnergal-1 (@afc1gunner) 2 December 2018
Deeply depressed that anyone still chucks banana skins, let alone a Spurs fan. Old enough to remember the bad old days. Thought we’d moved on at least a bit.
This is not us. Not Spurs. Ban him forever from any football.
— Alan Fisher (@spursblogger) 2 December 2018
Fuck whoever that threw the banana! Ban him for life! #SayNoToRacism
— Retweet Spurs ⓭ (@Spurs_SG) 2 December 2018
Disgusting the incident with the banana skin being thrown on the pitch by a Spurs fan . Stupid racist bastard forgetting his own team has players of all colours . Hope they ban him from all future matches .
— Ferdy ?⚪️ (@Ina_Ferdy04) 2 December 2018
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