Video: Media Stage Rugby Blackout After Player Beat Journalist

Sports Journalists, under their umbrella body USPA, have undertaken a media Blackout against Rugby following ugly incidents during the concluded Kyabazinga 7s in Jinja.

New Vision Journalist Johnson Were was on Sunday beaten by Warriors player Gabriel Aredo at the sixth circuit of the National Rugby 7s at Kyabazinga.

The matter rose when Gabriel Aredo tried to stop Were from taking photos of his brother Erasmus Aredo (Chairman Organizing Committee National Rugby 7s) who had a brawl with Alex Mubiru (former national team player) who was accused of being too close to the touchline during a semifinal clash between KOBs and Heathens.

“We strongly condemn this attack on our colleague and senior executive member and we call upon Uganda Rugby Union to bring the culprit to book and hold everyone involved accountable,” reads a statement from USPA, where Were is a General Secretary.

“In the meantime we advise our members to stay away from rugby games until this matter is resolved to its logical conclusion. This is for their safety and it takes immediate effect.

USPA has confirmed that the matter was also reported to Police adding that
“Journalism is not a crime and no journalist should be attacked for simply doing their job.”



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