Arsenal fans around the world were upset at their team’s 5-1 loss to Liverpool, but that doesn’t excuse the actions of one man in Kenya.
An Arsenal fan in the town of Meru, Kenya, reportedly stabbed a Liverpool fan to death Saturday, following the Premier League game between the two teams, Express reports.
“The assailant and the deceased had a bitter argument over the match,” Meru police chief Tom Odera said. “The assailant, David Mwangi, drew out a knife and stabbed Anthony Mutethia.”
Mwangi reportedly stabbed Mutethia outside the bar and ran away. Mutethia later died at a local hospital.
This is Kenya’s second Premier-League-related fatality in recent months. A Manchester United fan committed suicide in Nairobi after learning of United’s loss to Newcastle in early December.
“We encourage people to be football fans as a hobby but taking fanaticism into football is discouraged,” Odera concluded.
We couldn’t have said it any better.