‘Is he being racist’: TV pundits spark Twitter storm after referee sends off wrong black Arsenal player in Chelsea’s 6 – 0 demolition of riva

Mistaken identity: Gibbs (left) is shown a red card despite Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s handball

Questions were being raised tonight after a football referee mistakenly showing a red card to the wrong black player during today’s Arsenal-Chelsea game.

Arsenal defender Kieran Gibbs was sent off the pitch after Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain handled the ball on the goal-line during the Gunners’ 6-0 defeat at Stamford Bridge.

This caught the eyes of TV pundits who questioned if referee Andre Marriner was being racist and could not tell the difference between the two young black players.

They all look the same! #Racist RT @IOL: Ref sends off wrong Arsenal player http://t.co/WPlXMvrJ4x
— Trevor Noah (@Trevornoah) March 22, 2014

If all these Arsenal fans are seriously calling Andre Marriner racist then they deserve to have Piers Morgan in their fan base
— Alec Whiteside (@AlecWhiteside) March 22, 2014

The ref can’t differentiate between Gibbs n Ox. Surely there’s a racist undertone @piersmorgan @Alex_OxChambo @Arsenal @ArsenalZA
— Waseem Tharmahomed (@tharmahomed) March 22, 2014