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29-01-2019 | 11:40 Football

Bollywood star slammed after sharing racist remarks calling Alex Iwobi a ‘gorilla’

Arsenal fan and Bollywood star Esha Gupta has been slammed online after sharing racist remark after FA Cup defeat by Manchester United. The 33-year-old posted a screenshot of a WhatsApp conversation between herself and another person on Instagram. She has 3.4million followers on Instagram and 412,000 on Twitter. The image showed messages exchanged between herself and Varun_Gupta17, with one of the messages reading: 'Solves our winger issues. I can't see that gorilla faced Iwobi running down the flank again. He's so bad ya.' She replied: 'Hahahahahaha I honestly dunno why they don't bench him more.' Gupta quickly deleted the screenshot from her Instagram account but eagle-eyed fans had quickly managed to screenshot before it was taken off the site. After coming under fire on social media for the post she issued an apology and insisted there was no racial intention behind it. Gupta is a former Miss India International winner most known for her roles in horror film Raaz and thriller Rustom. An Arsenal spokesman said: 'This person is not an official club ambassador and we totally condemn racist language of this nature which has no place in our game or society. As a club we work hard to break down barriers and ensure everyone feels part of the Arsenal family.'

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