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.
— 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!
Good morning fellow peasants
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.
Arsenal game ended as soon as Xhaka was taken off. Now you understand how vital he is.
— 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.
How’s that not a goal???? @premierleague
— Eric Njiru (@EricNjiiru) June 17, 2020