Wenger reacts to Manchester derby fracas, cites sumo

Date published: Tuesday 12th December 2017 9:26

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has been quizzed about the brawl after the Manchester derby and says that the over-celebration of winners can be “a little bit offensive”.

The altercation at Old Trafford apparently began when Jose Mourinho took offence to the loudness of City in their celebrations after a 2-1 derby win.

Wenger was obviously involved in Pizzagate many years ago after a clash with Manchester United so understands how things can get out of hand.

“It is part of the intensity. It can go overboard. It happened to us. It happened to us. Hopefully you commit 100% to the pitch and are an angel after,” he said.

“I don’t know what happened really. It is difficult to take to see the 100 per cent celebration on the other side. It is an experience that’s a little bit offensive.

“That’s why I admired sumo in Japan because the guy who wins does not show his happiness out his respect for his opponent.

“Is it something we can copy? I don’t think so. It’s not part of our culture.”

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