After celebrating the team’s victory against Manchester United in the English Premier League, at least eight Arsenal supporters were arrested in Jinja, Uganda.
The supporters carried a symbolic trophy while donning the club’s red shirt. According to the police, they didn’t have a permit to hold the procession, which is a violation of public order.
The Arsenal supporters were travelling in a convoy of five vehicles on Monday morning when they were stopped by the law enforcement agency. One of them was carrying a trophy that they’d purchased from a nearby shop.
Arsenal defeated Manchester United 3-2 in a dramatic Premier League game at the Emirates on Sunday, thanks to a last-minute goal from Eddie Nketiah.
With a game in hand, the Gunners have regained a five-point lead over champions Manchester City.
James Mubi, the regional police boss told the BBC he had not reviewed the fans’ charges but wondered why they were celebrating when only half of the matches in the season had been played.
Mr Mubi said, “What would happen if an altercation with rival fans broke out? They did not inform police to provide security for their procession.”