Tottenham bans fan who threw banana skin at Arsenal star Aubameyang

English Premier League side Tottenham Hotspurs has banned a fan indefinitely from attending its games after he threw a banana skin onto the pitch during Sunday’s clash with Arsenal.

The incident happened at the Emirates following Arsenal’s first goal, which came through Gabonese striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

Following that match, the Metropolitan Police said they had made seven arrests at the game for various public order offences, including one for an object thrown onto the field of play.

Banana skins have in the past been thrown into pitches as a show of racial abuse to African and black players.

UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin called the incident “a disaster”, while Kick It Out released a strong statement calling for a life ban for the fan who threw the banana skin.

“Our latest reporting figures show incidents of racism are on the rise and the banana throwing at #NLD [the north London derby] should be seen in that context,” Kick It Out’s statement read in part.

“We condemn this action, welcome the police investigation – the person who did this should be banned from football for life.”

Arsenal won the game 4-2 after a pulsating 90 minutes, with Aubameyang netting a brace to propel him to the top of the scorers chart with 10 games.