According to a police spokeswoman in Uganda, a 25-year-old guy interfered when his brother, an Arsenal fan, got into a fight with two City fans.
Following a fight between football fans after last weekend’s FA Cup fourth-round match between Manchester City and Arsenal, two men are being tried for murder in Uganda.
After breaking up a fight involving his brother, Allan Kakumba, a youth councilor, was stabbed to death. According to a statement from the police, the suspects will be presented in court soon.
According to a spokeswoman for the Kampala Metropolitan Police, Mr. Kakumba, 25, intervened after his brother, an Arsenal fan, got into a fight with two City supporters. The following morning, after being admitted to the hospital, he passed away, according to the Daily Monitor, a local newspaper.
Eddie Ssemakula and David Abigaba, two suspects, are currently being held by police as inquiries continue. The accused murder weapon, a knife, has also been found, according to deputy spokesperson Luke Owoyesigyire of the Kampala Metropolitan Police.
Last week, a Manchester United supporter kicked an Arsenal fan in the back of the head, killing him in Adjumani, West Nile. According to the police, an altercation over Eddie Nketiah’s late winning goal for the Premier League’s top team led to Richard Ukuyo being struck with a club.
Eight Arsenal supporters were detained in Jinja following the United game because they organized a parade to celebrate the victory. The police oddly asserted that they were agitators with hidden agendas rather than real fans.
Online videos showed fans traveling down a street in cars and on motorcycles, several of them with duplicate uniforms and one of them holding a trophy.
According to quotes from a local police spokesman widely reported by Ugandan media, “They asked for the name of the Arsenal coach, the number of Premier League teams, the number of games Arsenal has so far played, the number of wins and losses Arsenal has registered this season, and the top-four teams but there was no answer.”
They are ignorant about Arsenal, he continued. Because of this, it wasn’t their backing of Arsenal that was the problem.
But prominent former police general Asan Kasingye, an Arsenal supporter, criticized the police response, leading to the incident becoming national news.
“I probably would have been arrested with them if I had been in Jinja. Whoever did that lacked the common judgment Kasingye expected of cops.