Arsenal and Leeds United have condemned abuse directed at Nicolas Pepe and Ezgjan Alioski following the incident between the pair throughout Sunday’s draw at Elland Street.
Pepe was despatched off shortly after half-time for headbutting Alioski, who has been criticised for over-acting to make sure the Arsenal star’s dismissal.
Each gamers have since been abused on social media – with among the feedback direct at them of a racist method.
Arsenal on Monday morning launched an announcement to sentence the abuse.
“We completely condemn the vile abuse directed at Nicolas Pepe and Ezgjan Alioski on social media following our match towards Leeds United,” learn the assertion.
“That is fully unacceptable and we will probably be working with the police and authorities to do every little thing we will to hint and prosecute the culprits.”
Leeds added in their very own assertion: “The vile abuse directed at Ezgjan Alioski and Nicolas Pepe on social media after yesterday’s recreation with Arsenal won’t be tolerated by Leeds United.
“We’ll work intently with police and the footballing authorities to make sure these accountable are recognized and punished.”
Former England winger Shawn Wright-Phillips shared a tweet on Sunday evening which highlighted among the vile abuse of Pepe on the social media platform.
He wrote: “And @Twitter say they’re defending individuals from racial abuse!! When is it sufficient and when will it cease?!? @Arsenal @FA”
Former Manchester United star Patrice Evra was vital of Alioski and mentioned he ‘deserved an Oscar’ for getting Pepe despatched off.
He mentioned on Sky Sports activities: “You’ll be able to see Pepe just isn’t comfortable as a result of while you try this it’s frustration and he’s somewhat bit foolish.
“He ought to say ‘sorry’ to all of his teammates as a result of Arsenal had a plan and every little thing modified after that.
“Alioski deserves an Oscar as a result of he performed [it] so properly. If I used to be the Leeds coach I’d be so proud of Alioski. However come on, it seemed like he broke his nostril.
“It was actually foolish from Pepe. You’re not taking part in loads and after [Mikel] Arteta gave him an opportunity, don’t come and cry while you’re not taking part in the subsequent recreation.”