Rimando Given A Hard Time By LAFC Fans

Nov 2, 2018, 8:07 PM

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – It was a playoff atmosphere Thursday night at Banc of California Stadium for the knockout match between Real Salt Lake and LAFC. The LAFC fans made sure it was a hostile venue for visiting RSL.

Goalkeeper Nick Rimando got the brunt of the crowd’s fury as fans threw a multiple of items at the RSL net minder. Toilet paper, trash, beer and even homophobic slurs were thrown at the 19-year keeper. The actions of the fans were so distracting to the players on the field that the game was delayed for five minutes around the 32nd minute.

Once play resumed, RSL rolled to a shocked 3-2 upset win over No. 3 seeded LAFC.

Rimando Speaks Postgame

After the game, Rimando, a Los Angeles native, found the humor in the beer-throwing with a post on Twitter.

He also stated his support of the LGBTQ community in response to a fan’s disappointment to a chant that was being recited by the LAFC fans.

Despite everything that Rimando experienced in the game, he took the high road in his appreciation for his opponent.

Fans Weigh In

Fans of RSL and LAFC weighed in a Rimando’s game within the game against the fans.

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