Writing on microblogging site Twitter, Mathuthu argued that the Villa fans are celebrating Nkamba’s excellence though their chants are a mixture of ignorance and embedded racism. He writes:
What’s sad about this is that they really love Marvelous Nakamba and are celebrating his excellence, but unfortunately the truth about their chant is that it’s a mixture of ignorance and embedded racism.
I would pick education over banishment for deep down, these are Nakamba fans.
Aston Villa Football Club issued out a statement on Monday afternoon expressing its disgust over the racists’ chants directed towards two unnamed players, one of them presumed to be Nakamba.
In a video that surfaced on social media during Aston Villa’s 5-1 victory over Norwich at Carrow Road, some fans could be heard chanting:
Marvelous Nakamba / His dad’s a rasta / McGinn’s his master / His c_ck’s f_cking massive.
The “McGinn” in the chant is John McGinn, the white Scottish midfielder who also plays for Aston Villa.