Takehiro Tomiyasu is seen in unseen video agitating Richarlison on the sidelines.
On Sunday, there were many heated exchanges between players from Arsenal and Tottenham. There was one fight from the North London derby, though, that you almost certainly missed because it took place off the field.
The context of the video centers on Thomas Partey of Arsenal trying to pass some time in the second half. At a neutral site, Arsenal’s team had a 2-0 lead.
Richarlison appeared to be growing increasingly frustrated as the Ghanaian midfielder took longer and longer to take the throw.
The Brazilian attempts to directly intervene after theatrically throwing his arms in the air, as seen in the video below. Watch it to believe it.
Before Richarlison has a chance to approach Partey, however, Arsenal sub-Tomiyasu arrives to support his teammate in trying to slow down the clock a little bit.
The Japanese international is seen stopping Richarlison as he approaches the area Partey will take the throw-in.
It’s a cunning piece of s***housery that his Brazilian rival would probably be proud of if it weren’t working against him.
Arsenal supporters weren’t particularly sympathetic. @Hebron sports shared a video of the incident on Twitter.
The Conversation of Fans
One supporter commented on the brief video by writing: “Context: Tomiyasu owns Richarlison.”
“Tomi got the Brazilian Heskey rattled before he’s even on the pitch,” a different user added.
“Bro thinks he’s relevant, he’s not even the best Brazilian at Spurs,” a third person responded.
Richarlison had a bad day overall because he took part in a second flashpoint at the game’s conclusion.
Aaron Ramsdale, an Arsenal goalkeeper, turned to face the Spurs supporters and kissed his team’s badge right in front of them after the referee blew his whistle to end the game.