Gabriel Martinelli was left stunned after he was apparently booked for mistaken identity following a moment of ‘s***housery’ from one of his Arsenal team-mates.
The Brazilian forward was on the receiving end of a yellow card during the Gunners’ 1-1 draw with Crystal Palace on Thursday night, with referee Mike Dean seemingly believing he had committed a foul.
However, replays showed that it was actually Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka who had committed the offence, with the Swiss international seemingly trying to get away with it by pretending to be Martinelli.
The incident has since gone viral on social media, with many fans and pundits alike questioning why Xhaka was not the one to receive the booking.
Martinelli himself was clearly taken aback by the decision, with the 19-year-old seen shaking his head in disbelief as he walked off the pitch.
The incident has since been dubbed ‘s***housery’ by some, with Xhaka seemingly trying to get away with a foul by pretending to be his team-mate.
It is not the first time that Xhaka has been involved in such an incident, with the midfielder having been accused of similar behaviour during Arsenal’s 3-2 win over West Ham in December.
The incident has since sparked debate over whether Xhaka should have been booked for his actions, with some arguing that he should have been punished for his ‘s***housery’.
However, it appears that Martinelli was the one to suffer the consequences, with the Brazilian having been booked for a foul he did not commit.
It remains to be seen whether the incident will have any repercussions for Xhaka, with the midfielder likely to face some criticism for his actions.
For now, though, it appears that Martinelli has been the one to suffer the consequences of Xhaka’s ‘s***housery’, with the Brazilian left stunned by the decision to book him for a foul he did not commit.