Orlando Pirates Legend Rooi Mahamutsa Abused in Viral Video, but Grateful Supporters Stand Up for Him

Orlando Pirates Legend Rooi Mahamutsa Abused in Viral Video, but Grateful Supporters Stand Up for Him

Keba Mothoagae
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:13 PM
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  • Former Orlando Pirates defender Rooi Mahamutsa had to endure unnecessary heckling from an unappreciative 'fan'
  • A viral video shows Mahamutsa being trolled as he appeared for an amateur football team
  • This saw Pirates supporters as well as other football lovers coming to 'Ngubo's' defence

The intimidating former Orlando Pirates defensive wall Rooi Mahamutsa can count on appreciative football supporters to have his back.

A viral video showed the 40-year-old being heckled by a 'fan' as he played in an amateur team at an unnamed location.

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The legendary Orlando Pirates defender Rooi Mahamutsa was heckled by a so-called 'fan'. Image source: @RonDelport and @KeletsoMss.
Source: Twitter

According to The Citizen, the individual shouted at Mahamutsa in SeSotho:

“You made Pirates lose a long time ago, what are you still doing here (playing amateur football). Are you married, when did you get married?"

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This appeared to antagonise Pirates supporters as well as other football lovers, who refused to tolerate the disrespect.

@LebajoaTebalo said:

"I am @KaizerChiefs fan, but Rooi Mahamutsa is one of the prolific defenders at @orlandopirates and one of the club's legends. To mock him while playing in the dust pitches where he encourages young players to follow their dreams, it's wrong and shameful."

@ScelloG said:

"We love Rooi, he played for @orlandopirates with heart and soul. The gentleman love the game I hope he gets to be given a role to younger players. Keep protecting our brand."

@SamkeloKhebesi1 said:

"Senzo Meyiwa... Happy Jele and Rooi Mahamutsa... Those were 3 players that I know that they kill and die for Orlando Pirates... They loved the club... They put Pirates first then its them❤️"

@AndileMlondo said:

"And won everything domestically for the Buccaneers, represented us well in theContinent. I hate this new age Fandom"

Flirty SuperSport United striker Thamsanqa Gabuza directs kisses to Royal AM boss Shauwn Mkhize after scoring

There is 'shooting your shot' and then there is SuperSport United striker Thamsanqa Gabuza.

Gabuza was spotted directing kisses in the direction of Royal AM's businesswoman and celebrity owner Shauwn 'MamKhize' Mkhize, during a DStv Premiership encounter on Tuesday evening, Sports Brief reported.

Gabuza had just equalised for the home side at the Lucas 'Masterpieces' Moripe Stadium in Atteridgeville in the 58th minute, when the moment occurred.

A tweet by one @Boromo_M showed photographs of Gabuza running towards a Royal AM contingent in the stands, with 'MaMamkhize' finding the funny side of things.

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