Fans attack Iwobi for mocking Rennes player over breath

Alex Iwobi

Fans have attacked Alex Iwobi after the Arsenal star held his nose following a stand-off on Thursday night with Rennes player, Hamari Traore, in an apparent way of telling him his breath stunk.

The Arsenal midfielder faced off with his Rennes opponent late in the 3-0 win at the Emirates.

Iwobi appeared to kick out at Traore before the two exchanged words from close range in injury time.

The Nigerian international took a few steps backwards and held his nose as teammate, Sead Kolasinac, pulled him away.

He held his nose a few seconds longer afterwards before they both returned to play.

It is unclear yet if Iwobi would be subjected to disciplinary measures.

Sports lovers have attacked the footballer on Twitter saying that he showed disrespect by holding up his nose at a fellow footballer.