20 supporters of English Premier League football side, Arsenal, were arrested in Jinja city of Uganda over a trophy parade on the city’s streets following the club’s 3-2 defeat over rivals, Manchester United on Sunday.
Bukayo Saka’s goal and an Eddie Nketiah brace gave the premier league leaders victory over the Red Devils at the Emirates Stadium with the winning goal coming late on in the match after a VAR intervention while Marcus Rashford and Lisandro Martinez netted for United in the pulsating match that set Arsenal five clear at the top of the table.
A group of jubilant Arsenal fans who were driving in a convoy of about five vehicles as they attempted to join Iganga Road from Main Street in Jinja city was intercepted by police.
According to Baker Kasule, who was part of the group, a police patrol vehicle pulled in front of them and asked each one of them to disembark and climb the patrol car which was destined for Jinja Police Station.
Mr. Kasule said that he don’t know what they did because they were simply celebrating their victory over rivals Manchester United when 20 supporters in total, all from Jinja City we’re detained but Mr. Maurice Niyonzima, the officer in charge of Jinja Police Station, declined to comment on the matter, saying the Force has a spokesperson