Arsenal vs Napoli: Gunners investigating allegations of racist abuse against Kalidou Koulibaly

Arsenal vs Napoli: Gunners investigating allegations of racist abuse against Kalidou Koulibaly
Arsenal vs Napoli: Gunners investigating allegations of racist abuse against Kalidou Koulibaly

Arsenal are investigating allegations of racism in Thursday’s 2-0 Europa League win over Napoli.

Aaron Ramsey put the Gunners in front before Kalidou Koulibaly’s own goal sealed a quarter-final first-leg victory.

But Koulibaly was allegedly the subject of racist abuse after a fan posted a Snapchat video where he appears to use the ‘n-word’ to refer to the Napoli defender.

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The post is also said to feature the word on the screen for part of the 15-second clip.

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“We utterly condemn use of this type of racist language and have launched an investigation to identify the culprit,” Arsenal said in a statement.

“We operate a zero tolerance approach and anyone behaving like this is not welcome at Arsenal and will be banned from matches.

“We have an extremely diverse community of fans who are all part of the Arsenal family and such incidents are rare at the Emirates Stadium. We encourage supporters to report any incidents as they happen to stewards or via our matchday alert service.”

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