Arsenal fan stabs Liverpool supporter during 'bitter argument' over 5-1 game

The incident occurred between two followers of the Premier League in Kenya

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An Arsenal fan in Kenya stabbed a Liverpool supporter on Saturday as they watched the 5-1 Premier League game unfold.

Liverpool won the game after racing into a 4-0 lead after just 20 minutes.

The local police chief for the north eastern region of Meru, Tom Odera, told Reuters: "the assailant and the deceased had a bitter argument over the match".

He continued: "The assailant, David Mwangi, drew out a knife and stabbed Anthony Mutethia."

It is not the first time a football related dispute in Africa has grabbed headlines.

A man in the Iganga District of Eastern Uganda reportedly lost his house in a bet over the outcome of the meeting between Arsenal and Manchester United earlier this season. The winner of that particular bet had staked his Toyota Premio and one of his wives.

A Manchester United follower in the capital of Nairobi last year committed suicide after his team lost to Newcastle.


Meanwhile, in 2009, an Arsenal fan hanged himself after the Londoners lost to United in the second leg of a Champions League semi-final game.

"We encourage people to be football fans as a hobby but taking fanaticism into football is discouraged," said Odera.