Tuesday 24 April 2018

Video: FA Cup exit sparks rumours of fighting between Arsenal fans at the Emirates

Callum Davis

Arsenal's FA Cup exit prompted violence between home fans outside the Emirates on Sunday afternoon, according to a number of eye-witness reports online.

According to several Twitter sources, fighting broke out between Gooners during the filming of cult YouTube channel, Arsenal Fan TV.

From the furious rants of regular contributor 'Claude', to the musical posturing of 'Heavy D,' the YouTube channel has made for much-watch viewing in the wake of any Arsenal capitulation.

And with over 200,000 followers on YouTube, the channel has become the most recognised mouth-piece for disgruntled Gooners to voice their discontent.

The popularity of the programme was highlighted when BT Sport pundit Rio Ferdinand name-dropped one of the channel's chief protagonists live on air.

Anticipation for the latest fan reaction from the Emirates peaked when rumours began surfacing that filming had descended into a physical brawl as irate fans came to terms with their FA Cup exit.

Footage soon emerged of what appeared to be an altercation between two sets of Arsenal fans.

A man referred to as 'Ken,' is seen being held back by surrounding supporters.

The fan bears a strong resemblance to Arsenal Fan TV regular 'Kenny Ken,' although the identity of the man has not been confirmed.

Official footage from outside of the Emirates has not been released yet, but the fighting is not understood to have caused any serious injuries.

Arsenal's defeat at the Emirates means they failed to equal their own post-war record for consecutive FA Cup victories - which stands at 16 from their 2006 Cup run.

The Gunners now travel to the Nou Camp on Wednesday to face Barcelona where only a conclusive victory will keep their slim hopes of silverware alive.


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