An old video of Itumeleng Khune highly intoxicated in a local tavern has resurfaced, adding fuel to the fire of misconduct claims against the Kaizer Chiefs captain. The footage, which dates back to 2019, shows the soccer star in a less-than-stellar state during a night out with his friends.
Last week, the 36-year-old goalkeeper was suspended amidst allegations of drinking on duty. Reports suggest that he will face a disciplinary hearing on Tuesday, 28 November. It seems like Khune’s tavern tales are catching up with him.
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In the viral video, which was posted in March 2019, Khune can be seen stumbling around with a group of friends. With slurred speech, he proudly flashes his bank card, boasting, “I will swipe all these bars and taverns.” Well, it seems like someone had a few too many shots on goal that night.
At the time of the video, Khune was supposedly recovering from a shoulder injury that had ruled him out of play. Naturally, Kaizer Chiefs fans were left scratching their heads, wondering how their captain could be drunk during his recovery period.
But the criticism didn’t stop there. Many fans took issue with Khune’s group of friends, who not only filmed the video but also had the audacity to leak it on social media. One Twitter user sarcastically quipped, “Khune must get new friends… what happened to ‘let’s go home buddy, tomorrow is still another day’?”
According to Sunday World, Khune will face a disciplinary hearing to address his actions. Kaizer Chiefs spokesperson Vina Maphosa admitted that the star had indeed crossed a line. “We are aware that there is a matter that the football department is dealing with relating to the player,” he said.
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“We will release a statement if there’s any punitive action. Otherwise, we will be interfering with the process.”