Arsene Wenger was in Liberia two days ago to receive a National honour from the president of the counry, George Opong Weah. Weah doubles as Wenger’s former player and the only African to have won the world best footballer of the year.
Arsene Wenger who stepped down as Arsenal’s coach after spending 22 years at the club last won silverware for the club in 2017, when he was handed the premier league golden cup.
BBC while reporting the news said: ”Arsenal’s ex-coach Arsene Wenger finally wins a medal, thanks to Liberia’s President George Weah.” A statement which sparked annoyance among not only Arsenal fans but football falls generally.
They queried the news firm for using such disrespectful headline for a man who is one of the most successful managers in English football with many medals and trophies to his name, having won 3 league titles, 7 FA Cups and 7 Community Shields.
See what BBC said:
— BBC News Africa (@BBCAfrica) August 24, 2018
what football fans are saying:
Very disrespectful headline “finally”! from a reputable media house like BBC, shouldn’t be throwing tantrums at a man who modernized English football.
— Maxwell Okeke (@Maxwell_Ugonna) August 24, 2018
BBC as it is currently is the most racist news outlet in the world, by my standards.
— Titus Glavee (@Torgbui) August 24, 2018
The man won his 6th FA Cup medal last year, so this ‘joke’ doesn’t even work.
— Tim Stillman (@Stillberto) August 24, 2018
BBC shouldn’t be making this kind of gaffe. Wenger doesn’t deserve that. The man has made huge contributions to football on and off the field. He shd not be denigrated as that headline did.
It’s a shame!
— Shola O’Neil (@OneilSH) August 24, 2018
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