Stoke Police engaged in some banter with an Arsenal fan on Twitter after Saturday’s game.
Following our disappointing 1-0 defeat at Stoke, one Arsenal fan took to tweeting at the Stoke Police about a robbery that had occurred.
@policingstoke would like to report a robbery 🙁
— DEPRESSED (@TheIwobiEffect) August 19, 2017
The robbery, of course, was Alexandre Lacazette’s disallowed goal, where the linesman somehow spotted the French striker’s studs being a couple of millimetres offside.
The Stoke Police responded with this very original and witty comeback.
apologies for the delay in replying. We've been busy looking for a missing person, surname Ozil. Have you seen him? #Banter
— Stoke Police (@policingstoke) August 20, 2017
The Arsenal fan took it well, and in fairness, there’s nothing offensive going on here. Frustrating as the performance and result was, the Stoke supporters have bragging rights. It’s all part and parcel of being a supporter.
As long as it’s cordial and doesn’t cross the line, it’s fine. That said, it’s hard not to be annoyed at the way Arsenal were denied a penalty and a goal.
Every football fan likes to play the victim, but Arsenal had a genuine case last Saturday. Arsene Wenger was frustrated after the game, believing the Gunners were indeed robbed at the Britannia Stadium, but all his players can do is respond positively against Liverpool.