Gor Mahia have pointed an accusing finger at Ulinzi Stars’ striker Stephen Waruru for the violence that rocked their Kenyan Premier League match in Kisumu on Sunday.
Violence erupted in the 90th minute when Waruru scored an equalizer in the sides 2-2 draw that denied K'Ogalo three vital points. The match had to be stopped for a few minutes from the chaos that ensued, forcing the police to lob tear gas at the rioting fans as a direct response to Waruru’s second goal of the match.
But Gor Mahia, who were the hosts, have turned an accusing finger to the striker, whom they accused of showing their fans his ‘middle finger’, before terming Waruru’s behavior as provocative and ‘uncouth’.
"We would like to condemn the actions and behavior of Ulinzi Stars forward Stephen Waruru in today's match against Ulinzi Stars after equalising the second goal,” the club wrote on their official Facebook page.
“It is uncouth and barbaric of one Waruru to provoke our fans by using his middle finger to insult our travelling fans. #Sirkal.”
Burundian Karim Nizigiyimana had given Gor Mahia the lead in 33rd minute before they doubled their lead in the 52nd minute through a deflection off the foot of Ulinzi Stars defender Hassan Mohammed.