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Esha Gupta apologizes for her racist remarks against a Nigerian footballer Alex Iwobi

Esha Gupta has come under fire for her racist comments against Nigerian footballer Alex Iwobi. The actress, who is an ardent football fan, is also an ambassador of the team Arsenal. The actress recently shared a screenshot of a conversation between her and her friend Varun Gupta in which she is seen having a conversation about a recent match.

Esha Gupta apologizes for her racist remarks against a Nigerian footballer Alex Iwobi

In the conversation that she shared on her  Instagram story, Esha’s friend referred Alex Iwobi as a “gorilla” and said that “evolution stopped for him”. She responded by saying, “Haha… I don’t know why they don’t bench him more.” The moment the chat went viral on social media, netizens called her out for her racist comments and even asked Arsenal to drop her as the ambassador.

Netizens called her out for her ignorance. After the massive backlash, Esha took to Twitter to apologise. “Guys I am sorry you thought it was racist. Was bad on my part, being a sports lover. Sorry guys, forgive the stupidity. It was us discussing our frustration during the game. Sorry as I didn’t realise it was directed towards racism. Laughed over the spur of the moment, which was the game’s result guys. Been a victim of racism myself before. But this is not something I am proud of. It was a fault, sorry guys,” she wrote.

Meanwhile, the netizens are not happy with her apology and still want her removed from her Arsenal ambassador post.

Also Read: Damn, Esha Gupta – You are on Fire in this printed yellow swimsuit!

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