London, July 17 : Arsenal midfielder Emmanuel Frimpong has been reminded of his responsibilities for an anti-Jewish remark, following a repulsive argument on Twitter.
The rapping came after the 20-year-old branded a fan of North London rivals Tottenham Hotspur ‘Scum Yid’, which is a derogatory term for a Jew.
The row, which follows last week’s Rio Ferdinand-Ashley Cole “choc ice” bust-up, erupted when Frimpong posted a message on Sunday morning asking people going to church to pray for him.
A fan from Spurs, which for decades has had a high proportion of Jewish supporters, replied: “I prayed you break your arms and legs.”
The Ghana international Frimpong then hit back with the ‘Yid’ comment.
“Emmanuel Frimpong has been reminded of his responsibilities and has deleted the comment,” The Sun quoted an Arsenal spokesman, as saying.
Spurs said: “Anti-Semitism is wholly unacceptable. The defining principle is whether or not the term is used in a manner or tone deliberately intended to cause offence.”
Last week United’s Ferdinand called Chelsea’s Cole a “choc ice”, which is often taken to mean a black person white on the inside. (ANI)