Mathieu Flamini is under fire from Arsenal’s kit man Vic Ackers after the Gunners’ defeat at Manchester United. The Daily Star is reporting that Flamini cut off the sleeves of his Arsenal shirt before the Manchester United game which went against the clubs traditions of the entire team wearing short or long sleeved shirts as per the captains choice on that day.
But Flamini took a pair of scissors and cut the sleeves off his yellow shirt and the Gunners staff didn’t notice until the second half was under way. This did not go down well with Vic Ackers, the clubs kit manager.
An Arsenal source said: “Vic and Mathieu had heated words at the end of the game.
“It is a tradition that all players wear the same shirt. Why he can’t simply roll his sleeves up rather than cut them off is beyond most of us.
“But only Bacary Sagna gave Vic any support over the issue.
“It didn’t help that the shirts were ones with a poppy on, that are sometimes auctioned off to raise money for charity.”
It is also thought the fact the shirts were the special Remembrance Day editions with the poppy logo is one of the reasons Ackers was upset with Flamini’s decision to cut the sleeves.
Do you think that what Flamini did was wrong or this is all just something we should forget about and move on?