Even esports fans have had enough of Arsène Wenger, it seems.
The manager of North London football club Arsenal has come under increasing fire from a section of the team’s supporters this year, following a poor run of form in the Premier League.
Bizarrely, a member of the audience at the North American League of Legends Championship Series (LCS) esports final held up a ‘Wenger Out’ sign on the weekend.
The man was spotted holding the sign after Team SoloMid (TSM) beat Cloud9 3-2 in the final. He was seen waving the sign around and chanting as the Cloud9 team left the stage.
The Twitch viewers at home seemed to see the funny side of it.
Maybe the protester has had a change in opinion – Arsenal beat Manchester City 2-1 in the FA Cup semi-final yesterday (Sunday April 23rd).
It’s not the first time ‘Wenger out’ banners have been lifted at other events outside of football.
‘Wenger out’ signs were recently spotted at Wrestlemania, as well as Coldplay concerts, rugby matches and even anti-Trump rallies.
Dom is an award-winning writer who graduated from Bournemouth University with a 2:1 degree in Multi-Media Journalism in 2007.
As a long-time gamer having first picked up the NES controller in the late ’80s, he has written for a range of publications including GamesTM, Nintendo Official Magazine, industry publication MCV as well as Riot Games and others. He worked as head of content for the British Esports Association up until February 2021, when he stepped back to work full-time on Esports News UK and as an esports consultant helping brands and businesses better understand the industry.