ALEX IWOBI was slammed as “disgusting” and “disrespectful” on social media after holding his nose following a stand-off with Hamari Traore.
The Arsenal midfielder squared off with his Rennes opponent late in the 3-0 win at the Emirates on Thursday night.
Iwobi appeared to kick out at Traore before the two exchanged words from close range in injury time.
The Gunners star then took a few steps backwards and held his nose – appearing to tell the Rennes player his breath smelt.
Some Twitter users found Iwobi’s gag hilarious.
But many others criticised the Arsenal midfielder, calling him “unprofessional” and “classless”.
One Twitter user wrote: “Am an Arsenal fan but that was absolutely disgusting by Iwobi. He shouldn’t have done it to his fellow professional.”
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Another tweet read: “That was classless of Iwobi…..nahh!!! It’s a shame. Really.”
Another social media user commented: “Iwobi is a fool, get that disrespectful kid out of my beloved club.”
And another Twitter post read: “Naaaah Iwobi that’s is DISGUSTING and DISRESPECTFUL.”