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SuperSport under fire for Kenya’s crowning moment glitch

Kenyans on social media have slammed South African owned pay TV channel SuperSport for denying local viewers the chance to see the national sevens team being crowned the Main Cup winners at the Singapore leg of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series on Sunday afternoon.

The Kenyan team sensationally stunned heavyweights Fiji 30-7 in a thrilling final for their first ever Main Cup title.

However, just as the team was about to receive the trophy on the podium, eager local viewers suddenly lost SuperSport signal.

The loss of signal lasted only a few seconds but even after transmission returned, channel didn’t resume broadcasting events in Singapore.

And this is what annoyed most Kenya viewers who took to Twitter to vent their frustration with some choice words for SuperSport.


The hash tag #SomeoneTellSuperSport suddenly started trending as Kenyans on Twitter (KOT) lambasted SuperSport.

Makueni Senator Mutula Kilonzo was not a happy man. He simply captioned a picture of the team lifting the trophy thus: “Send this to super sports! Bure Kabisa.”

Media personality, Carol Radull, tweeted: “Seriously @SuperSportTV you can’t let us watch #Kenya7s lift our trophy! And we pay higher premiums! WTF! #Singapore7sChampions #ThescoreKE.”

@SammyMuraya wrote, “#SomeoneTellSuperSport you charge us a hefty fee to enjoy sports. Yet you missed out on a historical moment for Kenya!! Absolute Crap.”

Another frustrated rugby fun @jack_mwangi tweeted, “#SomeoneTellSuperSport to pack their bags and go back to their miserable country, how can you switch off when we’re lifting the cup#Singapore7.”

@JunaV wondered, “#SomeoneTellSuperSport that @KenyaRugby247 is the best team in the world. Why no trophy presentation? #kot #rugny7s