- Football lovers attack BBC for mocking Arsene Wenger on social media
- The former Arsenal manager received an award from Liberian president
- President Weah was one of Wenger's signing while he was Monaco's coach
Football fans around the world have raised eyebrows on the BBC for mocking Arsene Wenger after he was being honoured by his former player and now Liberia president George Weah.
The former Arsenal manager was given the West African state's highest honour by president Weah after contributing to his success as a footballer.
However, the British based media subtly insulted the 69-year-old Frenchman with the headline: "Arsenal's ex-coach Arsene Wenger finally wins a medal, thanks to Liberia President George Weah."
This statement did not go down well for some fans as they took to social media to vent their anger on the BBC.
Kris acknowledged the importance of how Wenger used football as an instrument in making his player become a leader and believed the BBC mocked the entire continent with the headline.
Patrick Timmons also stressed how Wenger defied the odds using the sport to fight against racism but frowns at how the British media outlet made mockery of the fairy tale story.
Bhadmus Hakeem listed Wenger's achievements as a manger with Arsenal and listed his personal accolades as a person. He said BBC should have done better with the manner of approach.
Ramesh Menon was livid with the comments and expressed displeasure with the remarks made by the reputable media outfit.
RB_Nonsense said it is the most disrespectful dig taken out on the former Arsenal manager.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had earlier reported that Liberia's President George Weah has lavishly praised his former boss Arsène Wenger and gave him with the West African state's highest honour - the Knight Grand Commander of the Humane Order of African Redemption.
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