Fans attack AFC Leopards players amid furore over ‘sex scandal’
AFC Leopards supporters on Saturday attacked players after a dreary loss to Western Stima at Nyayo national stadium on Saturday.
The attack summed up a week that saw the football giant fend off allegations of sex orgies between players and female fans.
Trouble started on Saturday moments after the final whistle as hundreds of supporters stormed the pitch and attacked the players, whom they accused of “putting up a poor show” during the match.
The tense situation was salvaged by the dozens of police officers who had been deployed to maintain law and order at the venue.
The violent scenes spilled over to the streets, where a section of fans donning the club’s replica jerseys commandeered the team’s bus and hurled unprintable words to the players and the coaching staff.
The chaos caused a huge traffic snarl up on the busy Uhuru Highway.
Some of the fans who spoke to Nairobi News said they were incensed by the result – which is the club’s third consecutive loss to Stima this season.
These scenes of hooliganism could again place Leopards in more trouble with the authorities. Already, the club has been docked three points, and separately fined Sh200,000 by the Kenya Premier League management as punishment for separate incidents of crowd trouble.
Last week, club officials had begged female fans to stop bombarding players with free sex after it emerged that three first-team players underwent treatment for a sexually transmitted infection.