Football fans were quick to give Mikel Arteta’s irate Spurs post-game interview a much-needed makeover on Snapchat.
The Arsenal boss channeled his inner José Mourinho after seeing his team fall well behind Spurs in the North London Derby as Antonio Conte’s side came out 3-0 winners.
Arteta gave us his own take on Mourinho’s ‘I’d rather not talk’ interview after a match full of controversial moments, including a questionable penalty and red card in the first half.
🗣 “If I say what I think, I will be suspended for six months”. 😡
Mikel Arteta refuses to comment on the match after Arsenal’s 3-0 defeat and asks the referee to speak to the cameras pic.twitter.com/5dlJm5XTiC
– Football Daily (@footballdaily) May 12, 2022
Cedric Soares was ruled to have fouled Spurs man Son Heung-min inside the penalty area in the 22nd minute, a penalty duly dispatched by Harry Kane.
Son later caused Arsenal even more trouble when a rash challenge from Rob Holding to the Korean’s face resulted in the Gunners defender’s second yellow card.
The match ended 3-0 and Arteta was far from happy, quickly shifting the blame away from his players and onto the referees.
He told Sky Sports: “I’m allowed to give my interpretation of what happened in the game,” he continued, “but I don’t know how to lie and I don’t like to lie. So I prefer not to say what I think.
“I can’t say what I think. I will be suspended,” Arteta added. “Have the referee face the camera and explain his decisions. They are his decisions. It’s a shame because such a beautiful game was destroyed today.”
Fans were quick to pick up on Arteta’s case when his post-match interview started popping up on social media, however one fan took it to a whole new level.
As you can see in the images below, the Snapchat crying face filter was added over Arteta’s TV interview when the Spaniards attacked the referee during the match.
Crying face filter is the latest Snapchat filter that has been met with immense popularity.
The Spurs needed to win to keep their hopes of finishing in the top four alive, and they did it in style, recording their biggest victory over their rivals since 1983.
With two games to play for both sides, the fight for the last remaining place in the next Champions League season seems to be coming to an end.
Spurs are yet to face Burnley and Norwich, while Arsenal have slightly more difficult assignments with Newcastle and Everton on their agenda.