A post on social media by Brighton & Hove Albion, on Sunday, caused a sensation among the fan base of his Premier League rival Arsenal.
Of course, the Gunners and the Seagulls competed yesterday afternoon, for a showdown in the Premier League in the Emirates.
Visitors Brighton, in the end, exited the encounter with something of a surprise victory, taking full advantage of a completely lackluster display by hosts Mikel Arteta to take their first three points since early February.
Leandro Trossard’s superb finishing touch saw Brighton lead 1-0 in the Emirates. Arsenal’s goal was disallowed before the end of the first half through VAR.
📺 stream #ARSBRI He lives: https://t.co/0BMWdeEYT3 pic.twitter.com/DUwdxxfsXc
– Super Sport 🏆 (SuperSportTV) April 9, 2022
As noted above, after a full 24 hours of the match, neither Brighton, nor at least those in charge of the club’s social media accounts, appear willing to let Arsenal live in Saturday’s result.
This comes after the South Coast side revealed an image highlighting developments in the wake of one of their goals in north London.
In the background, two members of Graham Potter’s band can be seen touring away in celebration.
What is noteworthy, however, is the character of Ben White, who looked utterly sad amid what proved to be a difficult week for all those associated with Arsenal:
– Brighton & Hove Albion (@OfficialBHAFC) April 10 2022
‘Lack of respect’
So, why did the photo arouse such wide interest?
Well, White, of course, only left Brighton last summer, replacing Amex with the Emirates in much-talked about the big money movement.
In turn, many, particularly those affiliated with Arsenal, have continued to divulge their own arguments that the post was intended as a dig at the former Seagull star, with only a sample of the backlash that followed on Twitter displayed below:
Calm, but I swear Ben White basically paid for your new clubs’ training ground? &! Didn’t you respect the club too?
– Bhavs (@bhavss14) April 10 2022
Ben White made you 50m and has been generous and complementary to your club since he came here.
– SouthMetroAFC (SouthMetroAFC) April 10 2022
You don’t have to include Ben White. It was your own player – so you fixed it for us pioneers. pic.twitter.com/PZm6cCKayt
– nalibanimle (nalibanimle) April 10 2022
Arsenal are worth joking about, there’s no doubt about it, but what has White’s ever said or done to disrespect your club?
– Jonathan Okto Cornea (@jonathan_okto) April 10 2022
Ben White was so respectful to you guys, this tweet is really shocking
– #artetaout #aftv out (ArsenalUntilDed) April 10 2022
Come on, it’s not like he left on bad terms
– BhaTomas (@TomasBHFC) April 10 2022
Literally no need at all.
– Haytch (@Haytchhhh_) April 10 2022
Disrespect is unreal
– Jake Foster Caskey 🐐 (MaupayMerchant) April 10 2022
Why would you be mean to your ex-player who didn’t force a transfer and who got paid for a transfer fee more than you deserved?
– Yogesh Sharma (@loaded_goner) April 10 2022
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