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.
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
*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.