Quite how these allegations gathered any momentum is beyond comprehension. For some reason a number of national newspapers decided to run with ridiculous claims about the manner in which the Gunners star celebrated scoring at Stamford Bridge. These newspapers stated that people had complained about the nature of the celebration but oddly enough no one is aware of WHO actually first came to the absurd conclusion that there was some sort of Nazi-connotation.
Arsenal striker Robin van Persie has labelled interpretations of his goal celebration against Chelsea as a Nazi salute as “insulting and absolutely absurd”.
After the Dutchman’s second goal, which put Arsenal 4-3 up at Stamford Bridge, Van Persie touched his shoulder with his right hand before raising it to the air.
The 28-year-old was horrified to learn of internet speculation his celebration was a Nazi salute.
“It has been brought to my attention of some ridiculous allegations concerning my celebration of one of my goals yesterday,” he said on Twitter.
“It is totally ludicrous to suggest that my action of brushing my shoulder and pointing to my fans could be construed as anything else but of a showing of joy and celebration.
“To suggest this meant anything to the contrary is insulting and absolutely absurd as nothing else came into my mind.”