In Pictures: Manchester United Pays Tribute To AKA
Manchester United paid tribute to South African rapper named AKA, who was killed last month. AKA was shot and killed outside a restaurant in Durban, South Africa. The police reported that he was shot six times and died at the scene. Tebello, who was with him, was also killed, and the rapper’s bodyguard was injured.
Manchester United paid a special tribute to AKA during their FA Cup game against West Ham on Wednesday. In the obituary section of the program, the club displayed a heart-warming tribute to the South African rapper.
Manchester Unitred’s tribute to AKA moves South Africa
The message read, “We were deeply saddened to learn of the death of Kiernan Forbes – otherwise known as ‘AKA’ – a rapper and United supporter from South Africa, at the age of just 35. He was a huge Red and greatly adored by so many. Our thoughts are with his family and many loved ones.”
AKA was a loyal fan of Manchester United and often showed support for Benni McCarthy, a fellow South African, on social media. Just before AKA’s death, he shared a post from Manchester United’s Instagram account hyping up McCarthy.
McCarthy later posted two pictures on his Instagram page to show his appreciation for Manchester United honoring the rapper. The pictures showed the cover of the Manchester United Match Programme with the caption, “FA Cup Match Programme with a nice mention for my brother AKA.”