National
Arsenal fan kills Liverpool supporter
Publish Date: Feb 11, 2014
Arsenal fan kills Liverpool supporter
Arsenals Spanish defender Nacho Monreal (L) vies with Liverpools Uruguayan forward Luis Suárez during the English Premier League football match between Liverpool and Arsenal at Anfield in Liverpool, northwest England, on February 8, 2014. Liverpool won 5-1. AFP PHOTO
  • mail
  • img
newvision

NAIROBI - An Arsenal fan in Kenya stabbed a Liverpool supporter to death on Saturday while they were watching on television as the Merseyside club beat the Londoners 5-1 in the Premier League, said a local police chief.

Tom Odera, police chief in the north eastern region of Meru, said "the assailant and the deceased had a bitter argument over the match".

"The assailant, David Mwangi, drew out a knife and stabbed Anthony Mutethia," Odera told Reuters by telephone.

Kenyans, like most Africans, are fervent English Premier League fans and regularly throng bars and restaurants to watch their favourite teams.

The fanatical support has, in the past, seen Kenyan soccer fans grab headlines for the wrong reasons.

A Manchester United follower in the capital of Nairobi last year committed suicide after his team lost to Newcastle United.

In 2009, an Arsenal fan hanged himself after the Londoners lost to United in the second leg of a Champions League semi-final game.

"We encourage people to be football fans as a hobby but taking fanaticism into football is discouraged," said Odera.

Reuters

The statements, comments, or opinions expressed through the use of New Vision Online are those of their respective authors, who are solely responsible for them, and do not necessarily represent the views held by the staff and management of New Vision Online.

New Vision Online reserves the right to moderate, publish or delete a post without warning or consultation with the author.Find out why we moderate comments. For any questions please contact digital@newvision.co.ug

  • mail
  • img
blog comments powered by Disqus
Also In This Section
Umeme boss: We are not at our best
The managing director of Umeme, Celestino Babungi has admitted that the utility firm is yet to meet the expectations of their customers regarding service delivery....
UNRA admits paying ghosts on Hoima oil road
Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) has admitted paying ghost property owners during the tarmacking of the 92km Hoima-Kaiso Tonya road....
Domestic violence
Domestic violence is ranking highly among the leading causes of malnutrition in children in Kisoro and other districts of western Uganda, hence becoming a prevalent social problem....
Mbabazi meetings: lawyers meet Police
The Police legal department were on Tuesday afternoon locked up in a meeting with former Prime Minister, Amama Mbabazi’s legal team at the Police headquarters at Naguru....
Schools told to start EAC clubs
Schools in Uganda have been advised to start forming East African Community (EAC) clubs for strengthened integration of youths into EAC affairs....
Uganda tightens border checks over illicit brew
Ugandan authorities have tightened checks on the importation of alcohol from Kenya as authorities in Nairobi intensify the crackdown on illicit brew that has killed over 80 people since last year....
Do you think Ugandan graduates are the worst in the region?
Yes
No
Can't Say
follow us
subscribe to our news letter