A hotly contested encounter in the North London Derby between Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur at the Emirates Stadium ended with a 3-1 scoreline in favour of the Gunners.
After the game, Arsenal's Brazilian defender Gabriel Magalhaes posted a picture of himself and Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane on Instagram. The picture showed Gabriel Magalhaes standing over Harry Kane as the English striker fell to the ground due to immense pressure from Gabriel.
Some fans tagged this activity from Gabriel Magalhaes as a sign of disrespect towards Harry Kane because the picture depicts his dominance over the English striker during the match.
But is this really a sign of disrespect towards Harry Kane? I don't think it is a sign of disrespect and here is my reason why.
The North London Derby is one of the most intense rivalries in world football. The match is more than just a game to both sets of fans. The North London Derby can be described as a game of pride, bragging rights and prestige.
Performing very well in a North London Derby is seen as a sacred action by the fans. So, to perform as well as Gabriel Magalhaes did during the match would rightly get anyone overwhelmed with emotions.
The photograph Gabriel Magalhaes posted was just a result of his happiness at his performance during the game, he didn't mean to disrespect Harry Kane and fans should learn to understand that the players are humans too as they have the same emotional response like the average fan.
Gabriel Magalhaes is slowly writing his name into the Arsenal fans good book and the fans would be hoping he continues to drop top performances like the one he dropped yesterday.
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