Online abuse causes Unai Emery to lose “masterclass” gig.
Unai Emery has been a subject of several fits of abuse both online and offline in recent weeks as the former PSG boss struggles to get the best out of his squad.
They are currently eight points behind the top four and below the likes of Wolves and Sheffield United on the league table.
Unai Emery was scheduled to speak in a “masterclass” at the London Football University, but the event organizers have cancelled his appearance due to the abuse they received since announcing that the Spaniard would speak at the event.
Unhappy fans of Arsenal have been voicing their displeasure in games this season, but taking it as far as to Emery’s other professional engagements may have been a step too far.
“It is with much regret that we can no longer present Unai Emery to UCFB students this Friday.
“We have noticed that there were a number of negative comments aimed at Mr Emery when the guest appearance was initially announced.
“We would like to take this opportunity to remind all students of the digital footprint that you create, which could impact you throughout your career within the football and sports industry.”
This is going too far in my opinion, what next? Abusing his family?
This is what happens when it becomes acceptable to hurl abuse at managers and players. When some fans see online Arsenal fans become celebrities for their vitriol it is no surprise that it feeds into everything else.
It is one thing to chant ‘Emery out’ or ‘you do not know what you are doing’, but beyond that, it is a disgrace.
This is now becoming embarrassing and Arsenal fans are starting to get a reputation as a toxic club. The sad thing is, that it is just a vocal minority that use a platform on Youtube to line their own pockets at the expense of the genuine Arsenal fan, like the vast majority on here, that express their anger in a dignified manner.