Richarlison BLANKS Brazil team-mate Martinelli's derby fist-bump

Tottenham star Richarlison BLANKS Brazil team-mate Gabriel Martinelli’s fist-bump during fiery North London derby – before saying he ignored him because the Gunners winger was ‘diving a lot’

  • Footage has emerged of Richarlison blanking Gabriel Martinelli on Sunday night
  • Martinelli offered a fist-bump to his Brazil team-mate during North London derby
  • But angry Tottenham forward Richarlison ignored Arsenal winger Martinelli, 21
  • Richarlison later said he blanked him because the Gunners star was ‘diving a lot’ 
  • He shoved Arsenal goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale in unedifying scenes at the end 
  • REPORT: Gunners go eight points clear at the top of the league thanks to victory

Richarlison ignored his Brazil team-mate Gabriel Martinelli during the North London derby on Sunday, new footage has revealed.

Arsenal put in a dominant performance at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, winning 2-0 after an own goal from goalkeeper Hugo Lloris and a long-range effort from captain Martin Odegaard. 

And video released on social media shows Gunners winger Martinelli extending a fist-bump to Spurs forward Richarlison – before the latter blanks him completely. 

Tottenham forward Richarlison (right) blanked the fist-bump of Arsenal’s Gabriel Martinelli (centre) during a fiery North London derby, footage released on social media has revealed

Visitors Arsenal won 2-0 thanks to an own goal from Hugo Lloris and a Martin Odegaard finish

Martinelli, 21, walks over to the corner flag to take a corner, sees his Selecao team-mate and offers his hand in a gesture of respect to Richarlison, who at that point was warming up as a substitute in the vicinity at the side of the pitch. 

With former Everton star Richarlison remaining steadfastly with his hands by his side, a presumably disappointed Martinelli leaves his hand there for a few seconds before proceeding to take the corner kick.

After the match, Richarlison admitted in an interview – translated by a social media user – that he did so because he believed the Gunners wideman was ‘diving a lot’. 

After the match, Richarlison apologised and claimed it was because Martinelli was ‘diving a lot’

He said: ‘I’d like to apologise to Martinelli, I told him he was diving a lot, so I didn’t shake his hand. Also with Gabriel Magalhaes I told him they were stopping play all the time, I just said, ‘let’s play’.

‘What I really didn’t like was their goalkeeper. He was celebrating in front of our fans, that’s a disrespect to our fans. 

‘He should have celebrated with their fans,’ he added, despite his own history of diving accusations and showboating while winning. 

After the match, an angry Richarlison also criticised Gunners goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale

He shoved Ramsdale before a Spurs fan tried to kick him in the back in disgraceful scenes

After a fiery match, Richarlison ignited tensions by shoving goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale before Ramsdale was kicked by a fan in disgraceful scenes.

Tottenham are set for an FA and police probe over the fan’s actions, with the club vowing a stadium ban and ‘the strongest possible action’ to be taken against the culprit.

Richarlison’s actions saw him branded ‘the biggest baby in the league’ by fans on social media, with a separate video showing him shoving away the hand of Arsenal defender Takehiro Tomiyasu. 




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