Mamelodi Sundowns faced disappointment during their African Football League (AFL) match against Al Ahly.
Despite offering free entrance to supporters wearing Sundowns’ colours, the stadium was just over half full.
This lackluster turnout led to criticism from fans and even sparked a debate on social media.
Mamelodi Sundowns Fans: Free Entrance, Half-Filled Stadium
The Brazilians, as Mamelodi Sundowns are affectionately known, hosted the Egyptian giants Al Ahly in the first leg of the AFL semifinal at Loftus Versfeld Stadium.
The club had generously opened the gates for all fans who came dressed in Sundowns’ colors. However, the response was underwhelming.
A Fan’s Critique
Kaizer Chiefs supporter Gilbert Muthivhi took to social media (formerly Twitter) to express his disappointment.
He wrote, “Banter aside, Sundowns fans are failing the players.
“Free entrance, and you didn’t even fill up 80% of the stadium??? You love the club on social media, but most of you were not true Sundowns fans. If you genuinely loved the club, you would’ve packed this place.”
Muthivhi’s words ignited a heated discussion among fans.
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Some rallied in defence of Sundowns, emphasizing that true loyalty extends beyond social media posts.
Also, the chairman of Moroka Swallows David Magashoa got involved.
Use this one MaGilly. pic.twitter.com/HjcZfrZH6O
— David Mogashoa (@DavidMogashoa) October 29, 2023
Others responded with insults and frustration.
Look at this faker tweeting from from Cape Town , Voetsek
— Holla Downs (@AndrewJvdm) October 29, 2023