Alex Iwobi’s ‘foul breathe’ gesture divides Social Media

Alex Iwobi’s ‘foul breathe’ gesture divides Social Media

Alex Iwobi came off the bench in Arsenal’s 3-0 victory over Rennes on Thursday night, as the Gunners booked their spot in the Europa League quarter-final at the expense of the Ligue Un side, qualifying 4-3 on aggregate.

However, the Nigerian was once again created a social media whirlwind owing to a confrontation between him and Stade Rennais’ Hamari Traore.

The Nigeria international and Mali’ Traore almost got into a scuffle in the heat of the game at the Emirates Stadium with the game already won and lost.


A confrontation from Traore, who had uttered something as both players went head to head, prompted a spontaneous ‘foul breathe’ reaction from the Nigerian, who quickly pulled away holding his nose.


While it may have been just a cheeky reaction to further peeve the Rennais player, reactions on social media are divided as to whether it was a disrespectful gesture from Iwobi or just plain old savage cynicism.


What do you make of it?


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