Tottenham’s Richarlison Sends Arsenal Ace Martinelli Message After They Clashed During the North London Derby

Tottenham’s Richarlison Sends Arsenal Ace Martinelli Message After They Clashed During the North London Derby

  • Richarlison and Gabriel Martinelli clashed during Sunday's North London derby
  • The Tottenham forward was filmed rejecting a fist bump by the Arsenal forward
  • The former Everton player later apologised in an interview and via social media

Tottenham Hotspur forward, Richarlison has sent Arsenal ace, Gabriel Martinelli another apology after the duo clashed during the North London derby.

The two Brazilian stars were in action during the tense Sunday derby, staged at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

The match lived up to its billing, as the Gunners stunned their arch-rivals 2-0 to take a commanding lead in the Premier League title race.

Tottenham Hotspur, Richarlison, Arsenal, Aaron Ramsdale, Premier League, Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, Martinelli.
Tottenham Hotspur's Richarlison is separated from a clash with Arsenal goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale during the North London derby. Photo by Nick Potts.
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According to Metro UK, an own goal from Hugo Lloris plus a brilliant long-range strike from Martin Odegaard sealed a famous win for Mikel Arteta's men, who went on to cement their place on the summit of the standings.

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Richarlison clashes with Ramsdale

However, the match was marked by an ugly scene in the closing stages of the encounter, after Richarlison clashed with Arsenal goalkeeper, Aaron Ramsdale.

Richarlison went on to accuse his international teammate Martinelli of diving, and even declined a fist bump from the Arsenal forward in the second half.

While the ex-Everton star apologised to his countryman in a post-match interview, he has gone a notch higher to send another apology on Instagram.

The Tottenham summer arrival posted a meme of himself and Martinelli wearing a T-shirt which is translated as follows:

"T-shirt of union. If you fight, you must wear it. Apologise. Hug it out. Say 'I love you'."

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For a player who featured for less than 20 minutes, Richarlison was heavily involved in the North London derby, Sports Brief reported.

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Known for his abrasive nature, the Brazilian was making his first appearance since recovering from a thigh injury he picked up after World Cup duty with his country.

With Spurs trailing 2-0, Antonio Conte sent Richarlison on with the hope of getting his team back into the game, but the 25-year-old could only make a nuisance of himself.

Source: Sports Brief News