It really didn’t help that Andre Santos got roundly butchered at Old Trafford on Saturday…
Arsenal fans took to Twitter on Saturday to vent their anger at seeing their Brazilian fullback get hold of Robin van Persie’s shirt at halftime of their match against Manchester United.
To recap for anyone who missed it at the time, as Robin van Persie was trudging towards the tunnel at the end of the first forty-five minutes the Dutchman took the opportunity to converse with a few of his old Arsenal people. First there was the hug with Gunners boss Arsene Wenger, and then Andre Santos appeared on the scene.
Santos and van Persie initially slapped hands in a perfectly normal manner, before the Brazilian committed the crime which was quickly latched upon by angry Arsenal fans.
After van Persie put an arm around the Brazilian, the United number 20 took off his shirt and handed it to the Arsenal left-back in a scene usually reserved for the full-time whistle.
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Here are a selection of the best Tweets we have seen so far on the van Persie-Santos shirt swap…
Just seen tape of Santos getting #VanPursestrings ‘ shirt – utterly disgraceful. I want him sold tomorrow.
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) November 3, 2012
Cannot believe Santos has just took RVP’s shirt, at half time?! Are you fucking serious? Not only are you shit at football, but this?
— Dave (@Dave_1908) November 3, 2012
Andre Santos swapping shirts with RvP at half time??? Just shows how out of touch some players are with fans. Incredible.
— talkSPORTDrive (@talkSPORTDrive) November 3, 2012
Andre Santos takes the half-time shirt swap to a new low. So that’s what his mind was on in the 1st half. I was wondering …
— Sam Wallace (@SamWallaceIndy) November 3, 2012
Andre Santos is by far the worst player I’ve seen wear the cannon of Arsenal on his chest. #YesEvenWorseThanGrimandi&Luzhny
— Anthony Ogogo (@AnthonyOgogo) November 3, 2012