Utter Disrespect: Fans Fume at Wamangituka’s Goal


VfB Stuttgart striker Silas Wamangituka has sparked outrage after his second goal in his side’s 2-1 away win over Werder Bremen in Bundesliga.

The Congolese striker was on the double as his side clinched a win over Werder Bremen and moved them up to 8th in the table, but it was the manner of his second goal that has left many unimpressed with the striker.

The Stuttgart man also received a yellow card for the goal after the referee had deemed that the manner in which he scored the goal was unsportsmanlike. After netting his side’s first from the spot in the first half, Wamangituka incurred a furious reaction from Bremen players after walking the ball to the net when presented with a chance to double his side’s lead.

The incident occurred in the 90th minute when a defensive mix-up between Bremen’s keeper and defender allowed the Stuttgart striker to steal the ball and race away towards goals. But instead of scoring immediately, Wamangituka waited for the keeper to track back, before provocatively walking the ball into the open net to seal the win in stoppage time.

Speaking after the game, Bremen’s striker Davie Selke was less than enthused about Wamangituka’s action. He told Sky after the game;

“The way he finished was obviously disrespectful. He had a very good game and he should just tap the ball in and not make a song and dance about it.”

The striker’s action prompted fans on social media to brand him as disrespectful.

While some fans saw the funny side and protested at the referee’s decision to book the striker.

Stuttgart returned to Bundesliga this season after spending time the lower divisions last season.