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Twitter refuses to accept Tory MP Priti Patel as an Arsenal supporter

Twitter refuses to accept Tory MP Priti Patel as an Arsenal supporter

Very few clubs in the world can boast of having a global outreach comparable to that of Arsenal Football Club.

The Gunners through their decorated history have amassed an enormous fan base, one which transcends geographical bounds.

The likes of Fidel Castro, JAY-Z, Idris Elba are all known to be Arsenal fans, even the Queen herself is rumoured to be a supporter of the Gunners.

However, the caveat to having such a vast fan following is the inclusion of certain rather undesirable individuals who have also climbed aboard the bandwagon.

One of these is the infamous terrorist Osama Bin Laden, and while everyone can unanimously agree on his notoriety, Arsenal fans also slot Piers Morgan alongside him due to the controversies which have surrounded the broadcaster.

Adding to that list, at least according to Gunners online, is the latest self-declaring Gooner, namely Priti Patel.

The Tory cabinet member took to Twitter to applaud the ‘No more Red’ campaign and then subsequently confessed her Arsenal fandom.

Reactions to this were less than enthusiastic, to say the least.

There was widespread disappointment amongst Gooners, owing largely to her controversial image in the footballing world.

The infamy came due to her comments on England players taking the knees during the Euros which she labelled as ‘gesture politics’.

A plethora of reactions flooded Twitter but shared the same sentiment, one of sheer disappointment.

Some even stated the announcement as ‘the lowest moment in the club’s history”. That statement alone should give you an idea of her reputation amongst the general populace.