EFF’s Floyd Shivambu takes shots at Pirates fans: ‘Y’all still brag about a 26-year-old star?’

04 August 2021 - 09:00 By unathi nkanjeni
The EFF's Floyd Shivambu is an ardent supporter of Kaizer Chiefs. File photo.
The EFF's Floyd Shivambu is an ardent supporter of Kaizer Chiefs. File photo.
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Avid Kaizer Chiefs supporter Floyd Shivambu has taken subtle shots at Orlando Pirates supporters.

On Tuesday the EFF’s deputy leader hit back at the team’s supporters after a meme about Kaizer Chiefs went viral on social media.

The meme took the mickey out of Amakhosi for losing to Al Ahly in the 2020/21 Caf Champions League final, suggesting instead of a continental star, Chiefs would have a beer bottle on their jersey after winning last weekend’s Carling Black Label Cup .

In his clap back, Shivambu accused Pirates’ supporters of being jealous of Amakhosi.

“Bragging about a star which was gained in 1995 doesn’t make sense,” said Shivambu.

“The next Caf and Fifa Conferences must remove stars that are more than 20 or even 10 years. A whole generation passed yet they still brag about a 26-year-old star?” he asked.

The proud fan let it be known he was tired of seeing his team being “abused” by Pirates supporters.

“We are tired of being abused by Pirates supporters who failed to win the B version of the African championship (playing against Jwaneng Galaxy FC) when Chiefs was being harassed by serious football clubs on the continent,” said Shivambu.

Attempts to get additional comment from Shivambu were unsuccessful at the time of publishing this article. The article will be updated once comment is received.

This is not the first time Shivambu has slammed Orlando Pirates supporters for taking a dig at Chiefs over their loss at Caf.

After the game, he slammed one supporter celebrating an Al Ahly goal, saying Pirates should distance itself from the supporter.

In a video shared online, the Buccaneers fan was seen and heard chanting in a foreign language, mimicking Arabic, as Al Ahly scored a goal in the Caf Champions League final match.

“What do you call this now? Orlando Pirates must distance itself from people like this,” said Shivambu.

“Football didn’t end yesterday and we won’t forget.”