Ugandan Police Free Arsenal Supporters Who Were Arrested While Celebrating Win Over Man Utd

Ugandan Police Free Arsenal Supporters Who Were Arrested While Celebrating Win Over Man Utd

Babajide Orevba
January 25, 2023 at 8:20 AM
  • Arsenal fans in Uganda took to the streets to celebrate beating Manchester United
  • Security operatives arrested eight of them, claiming they did not have permission
  • The detained fans have since been released according to a police representative

Eight Arsenal fans, who were arrested in the city of Jinja in Uganda for celebrating the club’s Premier League win against Manchester United, have been released.

Photos flooded the internet as the supporters were seen in the Gunners’ colours, carrying a symbolic trophy, during their arrest on Monday.

Security operatives apprehended the group with claims that they were not holding a procession permit, which is considered a public order offence in Uganda.

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Arsenal fans arrested in Uganda have been freed. Photo: @Aadozo
Source: Twitter

It was reported that they have since been freed, as stated by Ugandan police spokesperson, James Mubi.

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One of the Arsenal fans, who claimed to be an ambassador of the London club, said via MyJoyOnline:

“We shall have the celebrations in Bugembe Stadium.”

Fans react to the news:

One fan reacted online:

“I send my thanks to the government of Uganda and the Ugandan police force for releasing eight Arsenal fans that were arrested on the streets of Jinja for celebrating the Gunners' 3-2 win over Manchester United. Arsenal to the world.”

Another added:

“The 8 Arsenal fans who were arrested in Uganda for going on a victory parade after the Gunners defeated Man U have been released. If Arsenal truly wins the league, it’s all over for everyone on Football Twitter.”

A self-acclaimed Man United supporter added:

“As a Manchester United fan, I condemn the arrest of Arsenal supporters in Uganda's Jinja City for celebrating their win over Manchester United in a decade. @PaulKagame @Arsenal I think you should accord these brave supporters of yours a VIP reception at the Emirates.”

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Babajide Orevba is a Nigerian journalist and HOD of the Local Desk with over 10 years of experience in media landscape.He studied NCE Political Science/Social Studies, AOCOED.
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