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Arsenal begins investigation on fan who racially abuse Kalidou Koulibaly

Arsenal have launched an investigation prior to a snap chat video where a supporter can be heard racially abusing Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly.

The Gunners won their Europa League quarter-final first leg tie against Napoli at the Emirates Stadium, however, this incident of racism will likely overshadow the result.

The Snap chat video was shot during the match and the culprit can be heard using the ‘n-word’ while referring it to the Napoli star Koulibaly – with the word also written on the screen in the 15-second recording.

We utterly condemn the use of racist languages (n****) and have launched an investigation to identify the culprit,’ Arsenal said in a statement.

‘We operate a zero tolerance approach and anyone behaving like this is not welcome at Arsenal and will be banned from matches.

‘We have an internationally diverse community of fans who are all part of the Arsenal family and such incidents are rare at the Emirates Stadium.

‘We encourage our fans to report any incidents immediately after the occurrence to our stewards or via our match day alert service.’

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