Rwandan President and Arsenal fan Paul Kagame has expressed his frustration at the club’s defeat by a newly promoted club Brentford, on the opening day of the English Premier League season. The club beat Arsenal 2-0 to the dismay of President Kagame whose government is on a controversial sponsorship deal entered in 2018 worth more than £30m ($42m), which involves a “Visit Rwanda” logo displayed on Arsenal shirt sleeves.
After Friday’s away game where Arsenal lost, he tweeted:
“We just must NOT excuse or accept mediocrity. A team has to be built with purpose to win win win. So that when we lose….it was not to be expected! I am sure we all know on whose shoulders the heaviest burden rests. I hope they know too or even accept it!!! End”
— Paul Kagame (@PaulKagame) August 13, 2021
In two further rapid tweets, he demanded “a plan that really works” and lamented that “fans don’t deserve to kind of get used to this”.
“It’s been a struggle of about decades- ups and downs-more downs until this point. Can’t we have a plan that really works?? One part to look at is how we deal in the market- players we buy to execute the plan. The touch and go mentality does not bring change.”
Paul Kagame is not impressed by the performance of his favourite club.
“What?? It’s football, it’s a loss of Arsenal at/to Brentford. Brentford deserved to win and they did. The game itself aside Arsenal and the fans don’t derseve to kind of get used to this…NO !!! I say this one of the big fans of Arsenal. The change has taken too long to come.”