New York Red Bulls midfielder Kaku was shown a red card for kicking into the stands a ball that struck a fan late in his team’s 2-2 draw at Sporting Kansas City on Sunday.
Kaku, whose full name is Alejandro Romero Gamarra, fired a ball from close range into the first few rows of seats in the 93rd minute. The ball struck a fan, who was left dazed with a bloody face and received medical attention.
Kaku was given a red card in extra time after intentionally kicking the ball into the stands at close range and hitting a fan. pic.twitter.com/QxjmBz5fV8
— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) April 15, 2019
Kaku tweeted an apology after the game, writing:
“I want to take the time and apologize for my actions during tonight’s match. As a competitor, I was frustrated with myself and took out my frustrations in a way that is not acceptable. I love this game and would never want to disrespect it.”
The Red Bulls released a statement late on Sunday night, saying that they “do not condone the type of behavior displayed near the end of Sunday night’s match” and that “the matter will continue to be discussed internally.”
Here’s a slo-mo shot below:
— Brian E. Long⭐ (@BrianELong) April 15, 2019
Being a fan is not always what it’s cracked up to be.
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