According to Gary Jacob of The Times, Granit Xhaka will face no further action over an alleged incident of racist abuse at Heathrow airport.
The Arsenal midfielder was questioned by the Met Police in January following an exchange of words with British Airways staff. It was reported that he called one staff member a “f***ing white bitch.”
A statement from the police at the time read: “Police were called at 19:29hrs on Monday, 23 January following an allegation that a member of staff had been racially abused at Heathrow Airport, Terminal Five.
“The allegation was made by a third party. Officers attended and spoke with a man in his 20s. He was not arrested. He voluntarily attended a west London police station where he was interviewed under caution. Enquiries continue.”
Arsenal declined to comment although Arsene Wenger later disclosed that the Switzerland international completely denied the allegations.
Obviously, it’s good news for Xhaka who has had the allegations hanging over him at the same time as a four-game Premier League ban.
It’s just as well he’s been cleared, he’s got to get on a plane tomorrow when Arsenal travel to Munich. Keep your head down Granit. And stay on your feet.