Bollywood actress and brand ambassador for Arsenal, Esha Gupta recently got into a controversy for her alleged racist comments against Nigerian forward Alex Iwobi.
But as the friend does that, he describes Iwobi as 'gorilla faced' and calls him a 'Neanderthal'.
And Esha Gupta shared a screenshot of the same conversation.
Arsenal fans and Twitter, in general, did not take kindly to her comments about the Arsenal academy graduate.
This is disgraceful. @KelechiAFC— Chimere (@Chimlegalone) January 27, 2019
Awful thing to say. Utterly disgusting— RICHARD CAPELING (@richcapeling) January 28, 2019
Well, after the backlash, the actor has come up with an apology on Twitter.
Guys m sorry you thought it was racist. Was bad on my part, being a sports lover. Wallah never meant it. Sorry guys forgive the stupidity 🙏🏽 #gooner4life— Esha Gupta (@eshagupta2811) January 27, 2019
It was us discussing our frustration during the game.sorry as I din realise it directed towards racism.laughed over the spur of the moment, which was the games result guys.been victim of racism myself before. But this is not something m proud of. It was a fault,sorry guys— Esha Gupta (@eshagupta2811) January 27, 2019
Even after the apology, Twitterati did not feel that it was heartfelt and criticised the actor.
Thought? It was racist.— Hunkleberry Finn (@HunkleberryFinn) January 27, 2019
@Arsenal sort our ambassador out ffs— NoMoreBanterEra (@LordyGonner) January 27, 2019
*I'm sorry I got caught.— Gift of A Gunner. (@giftofagunner) January 27, 2019
Your response is embarrassing! You state on one hand you’ve suffered racism yet on the other have no idea that you’ve made a racial slur! Your ignorance and arrogance of this whole situation is beyond words! Please remove gooner from your profile! Your not part of our club/family— Keiron Batchelor (@keiron85) January 27, 2019
What on earth does “directed towards racism” mean?— Gingers for Limpar (@Gingers4Limpar) January 27, 2019
Arsenal has yet to comment on the matter but fans of the Gooners are surely pissed.