Bollywood star apologises for comparing Iwobi to Gorilla
ARSENAL club ambassador Esha Gupta has apologised after she shared comments on Twitter that compared Alex Iwobi to a gorilla.
The Bollywood star claimed she did not realise it was racist, but furious Gunners fans have called for the club to sack her.
The 33-year-old shared a screenshot of a WhatsApp conversation to her Instagram profile, which has 3.4 million followers.
In the image, she recieved messages from Varun_Gupta17 which read: “Solves our winger issues. I can’t see that gorilla faced Iwobi running down the flank again. He’s so bad ya.”
She replied: “Hahahahahaha I honestly dunno why they don’t bench him more.”
Varun_Gupta17 then responded: “It’s like evolution stopped for him. Didn’t change from Neanderthal to man.”
She quickly deleted the image from her profile when she realised her mistake, but it had already been screenshotted by fans.
After she was called out for the racist remarks on Twitter, she said: “Guys I’m sorry you thought it was racist. Was bad on my part, being a sports love, Wallah meant it. Sorry guys forgive the stupidity.”
Gupta, who previously dated defender Hector Bellerin, then claimed she was just venting her frustration after the 3-1 defeat to Manchester United.