Mathieu Flamini’s cameo against Barcelona tonight will go down in Arsenal history…and not for the right reasons. But he does not deserve this.
The French midfielder conceded a penalty within 45 seconds of his late introduction in Arsenal’s 2-0 first-leg defeat in the Champions League.
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His rash judgement in taking down Lionel Messi has left the Gunners with a huge mountain to climb in next month’s second leg at the Camp Nou.
But rather than accept defeat to a Messi-inspired Barca – the Argentine scored both goals at the Emirates – Gooners vented their anger at Flamini.
The 31-year-old, already occasionally a figure of ridicule at Arsenal, was subjected to some truly horrible Twitter taunts from his own fans.
Here is a selection of some of the harshest abuse. We’ve thrown a few funny tweets in there too just to lighten the mood. You decide which is which…
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Flamini is a cancer is Arsenal, terminating his contract is the cure!
— Arsenal (@tweets_quoted) February 23, 2016
Gave a good account of ourselves tonight. Undone by a good counter and a fucktard Flamini. Great effort and Wellbeck was class off bench
— Josh Taylor (@josht92afc) February 23, 2016
I want to fly to London right now, hunt down Flamini and slap him in the face! This better be his last game as an Arsenal player. — Champ (@ChampChong) February 23, 2016
PUT A RESTRAINING ORDER ON FLAMINI IMMEDIATELY. HE CANNOT PLAY FOR MY CLUB. @Arsenal
— Lacazette (@talkmarcus) February 23, 2016
If my son ever asks why I went to jail,
“KID, IT ALL STARTED WHEN FLAMINI GAVE AWAY THE PENALTY AGAINST BARCA ” — Ozilicious (@Goonerboy_49) February 23, 2016
That is the most flamini thing i have ever seen #COYG
— Enoch Randu Kiboni (@EnochRanduKibon) February 23, 2016
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