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Emmanuel Frimpong Sparks Silly Twitter ‘Race Row’ After (Sort Of) Hinting He’d Get More Playing Time At Arsenal If He Was ‘White And English’

By Chris Wright

Soccer - Capital One Cup - Third Round - Arsenal v Coventry City - Emirates Stadium

Frimpong: Not the sharpest sandwich at the picnic

Emmanuel Frimpong has deleted a Tweet he sent out last night in which he sort of appeared to hint that he’d get more chances in the Arsenal first-team if he were “white and English”.

Ahead of Tuesday night’s League Cup game against Chelsea, one of Frimpong’s Twitter followers asked him why he wasn’t in the side for the game, to which the 21-year-old Ghanaian midfielder replied: ”LOL I wanna laugh,” before adding: “Sometimes I wish I was white and English #realtalk”.

This, inevitably, sparked a low-level “race row” in the national press this morning, with many papers reporting that Frimpong’s “outburst” had accused Arsene Wenger of racism – this, of course, being the same Arsene Wenger who has fielded literally hundreds of non-white, non-English players during his time at Arsenal.

Frimpong then moved to clarify his position, Tweeting:

“Not every tweet is football related. Goosh [sic - literally no idea what that means!]. Look what ever [sic] you read tomorrow has majorly been twisted.

“Is a joke what people will do to start controversy goodnight people.”

Arsenal have already confirmed that they won’t be punishing Frimpong for his remark, but it is understood that the club have issued him with a “gentle reminder” over his use of social media, given that he has already been fined £6,000 by the FA in the recent past for referring to a Tottenham fan as “scum Yid” on Twitter last year.

As for the League Cup; could it be, and just allow our minds to wander here folks, that Wenger hasn’t picked Frimpong to play against Chelsea because he….shock, horror…isn’t actually that good?

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By Chris on October 29th, 2013 in Arsenal, Chelsea, League Cup, Newsnow. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.
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9 Responses to “Emmanuel Frimpong Sparks Silly Twitter ‘Race Row’ After (Sort Of) Hinting He’d Get More Playing Time At Arsenal If He Was ‘White And English’”

  1. Peters says:

    Ozil, Cazorla, Wilshere, Ramsey, Flamini… > Frimpong

  2. marajonna says:

    he was pretty dump at Fulham last year but I liked being able to shout dench in public so I guess it’s swings and roundabouts.

  3. carl says:

    It wasn’t that long ago that people called Arsenal the All Blacks.

  4. Paul says:

    Didn’t know anyone called arsenal that but hey.

    I think he would get more game-time if he concentrated on playing football rather than being Lethal Bizzle’s playmate/part time grime mc.

    Weird to say that on the same day Gnabry gets new contract…someone who is known only for being a promising football player and nothing else.

  5. don says:

    Quick question, how many white, english players has Wenger fielded in the last 10 years? Wilshere…Jenkinson… David Seaman… Ray Parlour..Francis Jeffers…and??

  6. TravisKOP says:

    I’ve been saying this for what feels like years and I’ll say it again Frimpong is a lout. Kid is denser than lead and hes terrible at football

  7. AC says:

    Is it just me or he the only player I’ve noticed who wears a mouth guard? Perhaps that’s the real reason he doesn’t get picked…. he’s too soft.

  8. joe says:

    Because Arsene Wenger is so well known for his preference of white English players. Oh, wait.

  9. mark says:

    out of all the clubs in the league, you pick arsenal to say only white and english players are played? HA! #frimpongingtothereserves

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