The New York Red Bulls’ Alejandro Romero ‘Kaku’ Gamarra likely has a lengthy MLS suspension coming.
Kaku drilled a fan in the face with the soccer ball during stoppage time in Sunday night’s 2-2 draw against Sporting KC, and was given a red card. It was a high-velocity kick and at close range.
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 just kicked the ball as hard as he could directly into a member of the crowd. One of the most disgusting things I've seen on a soccer pitch.@NewYorkRedBulls @MLS punish him appropriately. pic.twitter.com/6eTi4V1aX6
— Cameran ⚽🇮🇷 (@camtotheyams) April 15, 2019
That’s certainly not a good look. And it looks even worse since the fan reportedly suffered a bloody nose and had to receive medical treatment.
An update from a #SportingKC spokesperson on the fan that New York Red Bulls player Kaku kicked a ball at near the end of the match: Fan got a bloody nose and sent back to a conference room for medical treatment after the game. More updates to come.
— Harold R. Kuntz (@HaroldRKuntz3) April 15, 2019
After the match, Red Bulls players went over to the fan to check on him and apologize for their teammate’s antics.
Checking in with the fan in the stands. 🙏
— New York Red Bulls (@NewYorkRedBulls) April 15, 2019