Leeds United and Arsenal have both released statements condemning the “vile” abuse aimed at Ezgjan Alioski and Nicolas Pepe on social media after Sunday’s 0-0 draw.
Pepe was shown a straight red card in the second half for headbutting Alioski, following a VAR review.
Both players were subjected to abuse to social media, leading to the two clubs speaking out.
“The vile abuse directed at Ezgjan Alioski and Nicolas Pepe on social media after yesterday’s Premier League game with Arsenal will not be tolerated by Leeds United.
“We will work closely with the police and the footballing authorities to ensure those responsible are identified and punished,” a statement from Leeds read.
Arsenal added: “We utterly condemn the vile abuse directed at Nicolas Pepe and Ezgjan Alioski on social media following our match against Leeds. This is completely unacceptable and we will be working with the police and authorities to do everything we can to trace and prosecute the culprits.”
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