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Arsenal’s race row is a hate storm in a tea cup

by | 25th, January 2017

In tabloid-ville there are two strains of racism: would like the “Race Storm” or the “Race Row”? The Star  leads it’s sport coverage with a “Race Row”, as does the Mail , reporting on Arsenal FC’s Granit Xhaka. Having left the field early during last Saturday’s Arsenal match with Burnley on account of yet another red card for another stupid foul, Xhaka beat the traffic and ended up at Heathrow Airport.

He wasn’t there for some ghastly tie-in with Arsenal’s Emirates Airline sponsors ‘Give The Daily Grind A Red Card and Jet Off With Emirates’ rather to drop off his lover’s brother who was flying home. But oddly for man known for getting away early (two red cards this season already), Xhaka arrived too late. The boarding gate had closed and, as the story goes, the normally cool and calm Swiss became

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