Marko Arnautović went on 'anti-Albanian rant' during goal celebration 5 months ago

Marko Arnautović went on 'anti-Albanian rant' during goal celebration

Marko Arnautović has been accused of racism during his goal celebration

Austria's Marko Arnautović decided to use his goal celebration to spread 'racist and anti-Albanian' rhetoric. After scoring during the Austria Vs North Macedonia match, which ended in a 3-1 victory to Austria, Arnautović allegedly chose to allude to white power.

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In an image from the match, Arnautović can be seen to make a symbol with his fingers. The symbol is formed by touching the thumb and the index finger together and outstretching the remaining fingers. Despite initially starting as a hoax, the symbol was quickly adopted by white supremacists across the world.

The Informer, a Serbian news outlet, reported that Arnautović said: "I'm fucking your Albanian mother." He then allegedly used a highly offensive and derogatory slang term.

Teammate David Alaba reportedly told Arnautović to "shut the f*ck up." He is also seen to be aggressively in his face, which would support the claims that his celebration was racially fuelled.

Others on Twitter have suggested that the symbol means a lot of different things across the world. In the Balkans, the sign is used to call someone an asshole.

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Whether the celebration was racially charged or not is still being debated.