The seething rivalry between Arsenal and Tottenham is one of fiercest in all of football.
Just four miles separate the stadiums of the two combatants, and such proximity breeds plenty of ill-will in the North London derby.
As an example, Arsenal’s Spanish winger Santi Cazorla (with Arsenal legend Robert Pires at his side) held up a sign expressing what Gunner fans believe of anything Spurs-related:
Image via @ZouMSS
Whoops. Not exactly a deft public-relations move. Cazorla was quick to apologize, but the damage was essentially done.
— Santi Cazorla (@19SCazorla)January 20, 2014
That excuse might hold as much water as a screen door, but for some reason we’ll give Cazorla and Pires the benefit of the doubt.
But we’re not sure Spurs fans and players will be so understanding.
(h/t Daily Mail)