- Before the stunning defeat of Kaizer Chiefs at Moses Mabhida Stadium Amakhosi coach Steve Komphela was already stuck between a rock and a hard place
- Fans were already unhappy with the losses their team had been facing so the night’s loss and the violence that broke out was especially heartbreaking for those loyal to the team they had supported over the years
- Finally, after three years of defeats, the coach stepped down and twitter as usual reacted swiftly
Amakhosi coach Steve Komphela has been given three years as coach and during his tenure he's not produced the silverware he was expected to.
As the final whistle blew on the Nedbank Cup semi-final against Free State Stars, fans amoung those in a capacity crowd at Moses Mabhida Stadium, invaded the pitch and wrecked havoc, leading to scenes of violence and hooliganism in the stadium.
As Briefly.co.za reported last week, Security guards, players and coaching staff were all put at risk. Even leading to some people offering to cover the medical costs of those injured.
"We have had to do a lot of reality checks. Players are not safe. People are not safe. The coach is not safe," said Chiefs general manager Bobby Motaung. "The coach is stepping down with immediate effect."
In typical South African twitter style, the internet and social media reacted.
Here are some of the best tweets indicating the variety of reactions.
Many fans were of the opinion that not only the coach was at fault and there needed to be changes in the team's line-up.
Still other's blamed the team's management.
Still others criticised the management for forcing the fans to take such drastic measures to ensure the resignation actually happened.
However, some tweeters showed they are still fans of the now ex-coach.
While some thought the rate of resignations in all spheres of life was quite significant.
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