WATCH | Shivambu says Pirates should distance itself from this fan celebrating Al Ahly beating Chiefs
EFF deputy leader Floyd Shivambu has slammed an Orlando Pirates supporter celebrating an Al Ahly goal against Kaizer Chiefs, saying the club should distance itself from him.
In a video shared online, the Buccaneers fan can be seen and heard chanting in a foreign language, mimicking Arabic, before Al Ahly scored a goal in the Caf Champions League final match.
Shivambu, who is a long-time Amakhosi supporter, slammed the Orlando Pirates fan for his celebration video.
“What do you call this now? Orlando Pirates must distance itself from people like this ...” said Shivambu. “Football didn’t end yesterday and we won’t forget.”
Amakhosi suffered a 3-0 defeat as Pitso Mosimane's Al Ahly secured the 2020/21 Caf Champions League title.
Despite the loss, Kaizer Chiefs coach Stuart Baxter said his players hoped fans would give them “the credit they deserve”.
“The lads did unbelievably well to get to where we are now to this final, so I think once the obvious disappointment of the defeat has settled, I think they will get the credit they deserve. Of course, you’re disappointed, massively disappointed. The players in the dressing room are massively disappointed,” Baxter said after the game.
Reacting to Shivambu's post, many said the video was innocent and the fan was showing support for Mosimane.
Here is a snapshot of some of the reactions:
He is celebrating the excellence of a South African son of the soil, doing the Lord's work in the borderless African region of Egypt— Eusti (@Eusti2Eusti) July 18, 2021
The is nothing wrong he was supporting after all pitso is one of us so everyone had a choice to support chiefs or pitso so relax he is still one of us— Rendani (@Rendierams) July 18, 2021
Indeed... Pitso is us and we are him... I had to celebrate a South African coach over a foreign coach— Slovo 🇸🇿🇸🇿🇸🇿 (@Zwanedefault) July 18, 2021