Police Arrest Arsenal Fans in African Country for Celebrating Win Over Manchester United

Police Arrest Arsenal Fans in African Country for Celebrating Win Over Manchester United

  • Arsenal fans all over the world have continued to celebrate the club’s victory over Manchester United
  • The Gunners put up an incredible performance to defeat the Red Devils in a pulsating encounter
  • A number of fans celebrating the victory of the London club have been arrested in Uganda while celebrating

No fewer than eight fans of the English club Arsenal were arrested for celebrating victory over Manchester United in the Ugandan city of Jinja.

The Gunners put up an incredible performance to defeat the Red Devils 3-2 at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday, January 22.

Marcus Rashford had opened the scoring for the visitors as early as the 17th minute, but Eddie Nketiah equalised in the 24th minute.

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Arsenal fans arrested in Uganda for celebrating win over Man Utd. Photo: BBC
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Arsenal then took the lead barely eight minutes into the second half courtesy of Bukayo Saka, but United restored parity courtesy of a Lisandro Martinez strike.

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Eddie Nketiah scored the winner in the 90th minute, sending the whole stadium into raptures. Arsenal fans around the world took to the streets to celebrate the victory.

However, it was a stunning scene in Uganda as Arsenal fans were travelling in a convoy of five vehicles on Monday morning.

They were intercepted by police. One of them was carrying a trophy they had bought at a local store.

"I don't know what we have done but we were simply celebrating our victory over rivals Manchester United."

Arsenal fan Baker Kasule is quoted as saying by the local Daily Monitor news site.

James Mubi, the regional police boss and a self-declared Arsenal fan, told the BBC that he had not reviewed the fans' charges but wondered why they were celebrating when only half of the matches in the season had been played.

Marcus Rashford reacts

Sports Brief earlier reported that Manchester United forward, Marcus Rashford, has taken to social media to post a heart-warming message after the team's painful defeat at the Emirates Stadium.

United, who recently dropped points during their mid-week trip to Crystal Palace, were hoping to secure maximum points when they took on the Gunners.

In a post shared on his Twitter feed, the Man United attacker admitted he was heartbroken with the result, but urged his teammates to keep moving forward.

Source: Sports Brief News