Theo Walcott was left red-faced after he was not given an Arsenal pennant to give to Sutton United’s captain before kick-off on Monday evening.
The gesture is a typical one between teams at either end of the football pyramid during the FA Cup and while Walcott received a pennant from Sutton captain Jamie Collins, the England international had nothing to give in return.
Fans immediately picked up on Arsenal’s faux pas and criticised the club over their ’embarrassing’ decision.
(@halfadinari) February 20, 2017
@Arsenal well that was embarrassing
GoonerGirl (@Gooner8Girl) February 20, 2017
Dan Barry (@daniel_barry85) February 20, 2017
@Arsenal No banner for the Sutton Utd player, embarrassing! This is a huge deal for Sutton, I expected better from Walcott.
Chrissy Welsh (@krissywelsh777) February 20, 2017
@Arsenal Lack of pennant? My football team had better have a good excuse for this. 😡
Sicxpence (@sicxpence) February 20, 2017
@Arsenal no crest to swap total lack of respect
Simon Williams (@sie1984) February 20, 2017
@Arsenal Arsenal forgetting to give Sutton a little flag thing is like Arsenal forgetting to score goals
Angry fans (@MakeThemFansMad) February 20, 2017
@Arsenal smh where’s your pennant, Walcott?
GT (@pemipo) February 20, 2017
@Arsenal poor show with no club pennant. Made us look poor.
Paul M Hx (@PaulHXBlue) February 20, 2017
@Arsenal Where’s the pennant, Theo a bit embarrassed 😳
Bernie R (@bras68) February 20, 2017
@Arsenal can we not get them something at ft x
Mahala Mary Clarke (@mahalaclarke) February 20, 2017
@Arsenal we had nothing to give them 😂
J A Y E S N E R (@J_Alan10) February 20, 2017
But at least one Arsenal fan saw the funny side…
@Arsenal They are saving up for wengers leaving present…😂😂
Jason (@Da_wild_west) February 20, 2017