I was watching a very important soccer match between Arsenal and Manchester City Saturday morning when I saw Jack Wilshire get really pissed and flip off the fans supporting Manchester City. He might face a suspension or fines for his act. It happened really fast on TV so I had to rewind it several times before I was able to snap this picture off with my phone.
Jack Wilshere faces the possibility of a Football Association ban after appearing to make an obscene gesture at Manchester City fans during Arsenal’s emphatic 6-3 defeat at the Etihad Stadium.
The Arsenal midfielder could face a one-match ban, a fine or – more likely – a warning over his future behaviour if he is charged with improper conduct.
The FA will wait for referee Martin Atkinson to submit his match report before deciding whether to take any action against the 21-year-old and will have to be sure of their case.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, when asked about the incident, which was nevertheless clearly caught on cameras, said he did not see what had happened. “I don’t know if he did it,” Wenger said before adding of the prospect of a ban: “If he did it and he is banned then we will have to accept it.”
Arsenal has been leading the Barclay's League for a while now, but face a really tough road ahead during the month of December. They were obviously very frustrated on this occasion and it looks like emotion got the best of Wilshire.