EXTRA TIME: PSL players and media supports Orlando Pirates' Gabuza

The Bucs forward has come under fire after receiving his marching orders against Black Leopards

However the South African media has leapt to Thamsanqa Gabuza's defense, even though they haven't excused his behaviour.

Journalists, media houses, legends and even star Premier Soccer League players are expressing their understanding for the Orlando Pirates player.

You can read the views of the football fraternity here. What do you think of the Gabuza affair?

As reported by Goal, this is what happened on the field: After missing several goalscoring opportunities in the first half, the lanky marksman whipped a low cross into the Leopards box which was turned home by Thivhavhudzi Ndou in the 35th minute. 

He then went straight to a section of Pirates fans on the near side, took off his shirt before throwing it in the stands. 

Gabuza then immediately left the pitch, signalling his intent to substitute himself and went into the dressing rooms without the referee's permission after a heated confrontation with coach Milutin Sredojevic on the side of the pitch. 

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Fortunately for Pirates they still won the game 2-1.