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Thamsanqa Gabuza hits back at Orlando Pirates fans in a bizarre manner

20:29 SAST 2018/08/28
Thamsanqa Gabuza, Orlando Pirates
Gabuza has clearly had enough of Pirates fans who always criticise him for not scoring consistently, but he hit back in a bizarre manner in Polokwane

Striker Thamsanqa Gabuza hit back at Orlando Pirates fans in a bizarre goal celebration after forcing an own goal which gave his team the lead in their PSL match against Black Leopards on Tuesday night. 

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. 

His teammates also tried to calm him down but the former Golden Arrows man heard none of it as he left the pitch at the Peter Mokaba Stadium. 

This was clearly a sign of frustration on the part of Gabuza, who has been given a difficult time by the club supporters over the past five seasons. 

His failure to score on a regular basis for the Buccaneers hasn't helped his cause as the club fans continue to boo him whenever he misses chances.

The South Africa international has netted eight times in 65 league appearances for the 1995 Caf Champions League winners thus far. 

Gabuza returned to the pitch with his knee heavily strapped at the start of the second half, but he was immediately sent off for his behaviour, leaving Pirates to finish the game with 10 men. 

He received a yellow card for taking his shirt off and another for leaving the pitch without permission. 

Not so long ago, Gabuza provoked Pirates fans with his celebration at the Princess Magogo Stadium when he scored against Golden Arrows, but he got away with it. 

The 31-year-old could find himself in hot water with the club expected to take disciplinary action against him.