How KOT reacted to English Premier League return as Arsenal fell to City

The English Premier League made its long awaited return after a three-month hiatus last night. With the Covid-19 pandemic forcing the cancellation of sports leagues worldwide, most sports fans have been forced to make-do without the thrills and entertainment that usually come attached with their favourite teams.

In Kenya, the English Premier League has never been more popular.

Millions of viewers tune in to watch and support their teams of choice. Teams like Arsenal, Manchester United, Chelsea, Manchester City and Liverpool enjoy a huge chunk of that support. Players, coaches and even commentators associated with the league enjoy a huge following, and Kenyans, in their typical fashion, took  to Twitter to make their feelings  known upon the league restart, with all manner of opinions.

A user by the name Adonis, expressed his love for the great soccer poet, Peter Drury, who commentated on the Manchester v Arsenal game.

Another, named Lasting Jr, was seemingly over the moon following the EPL return.

— Lastking_Jr_Ke (@lastking_jr_ke) June 17, 2020

Others such as Ginton, seemingly having a soft spot for the Gunners, expressed hope that his team would get the better of Manchester City. It was not to be!

Just a reminder that Arsenal is going to beat Man City today.

— Ginton (@gynton) June 17, 2020

In the end, Arsenal fell to a 3-0 loss and their fans who might have been running on blind faith expecting a win, were quickly reminded that things are still the same.

— Marcus Garvey Ojango (@MarcusOjango) June 18, 2020

Meanwhile, in a curtain-raiser match played Wednesday, Aston Villa played host to Sheffield United. A dour 0-0 draw that nonetheless provided some controversy with the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) and goal-line technology raising new questions online on its reliability.

— Eric Njiru (@EricNjiiru) June 17, 2020