Super Eagles of Nigeria player, Alex Iwobi was slammed as “disgusting” and “disrespectful” on social media after holding his nose following a stand-off with Hamari Traore.
The Arsenal midfielder squared off with his Rennes opponent late in the 3-0 win at the Emirates on Thursday night.
Iwobi appeared to kick out at Traore before the two exchanged words from close range in injury time.
The Gunners star then took a few steps backwards and held his nose – appearing to tell the Rennes player his breath smelt.
Some Twitter users found Iwobi’s gag hilarious.
But many others criticised the Arsenal midfielder, calling him “unprofessional” and “classless”.