News of Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere being charged by the FA on Wednesday afternoon for his actions during the Gunners’ trophy parade last weekend has brought about a strong reaction from fans on social media.
The England international led an anti-Tottenham chant as he celebrated with a large majority of the club’s supporters in the streets of North London.
It was not the first time the 23-year-old had led such chants as he done the same only one year ago when trying to fire up the crowd for the parade after beating Hull City in the 2014 FA Cup final.
The FA announced via their official website that they had decided to charge the midfielder with misconduct for his actions during the open-top bus parade.
— The FA (@FA) June 3, 2015
Wilshere has until June 10 to respond to the charge and if found guilty could miss the start of the 2015-16 Barclays Premier League season. Take a look at a selection of tweets from fans on social media who have taken a displeasure at the news:
Jack Wilshere charged by the FA after showing passion for his club and actually relating to supporters? I wish there were more like him. — William Watt (@WillWatt) June 3, 2015
Wilshere charged by the FA before the case against Malky Mackay even completed yet — Rob Harris (@RobHarris) June 3, 2015
Jack Wilshere charge is ludicrous. It was during a victory parade. Have FA done much about far worse and offensive chanting in grounds? — John Cross (@johncrossmirror) June 3, 2015
Wilshere charged? I’m sorry but that’s just funny. — Oliver Holt (@OllieHolt22) June 3, 2015
Jack Wilshere charged for a chant in a victory celebration? Madness. — #FACupWINNERS (@1886_blog) June 3, 2015