It’s fairly obvious that the MLS Disciplinary Committee will take a look at Kaku’s actions near the end of the New York Red Bulls match at Sporting Kansas City. It is unlikely that he intended to hurt a fan and may have intended to kick the ball into the boards or perhaps out of the stadium.
If it was either of those situations, his aim is terrible and it was reckless. If he was smashing it into the crowd on purpose then perhaps the police should be involved as well.
Since we can not read his mind at the time, we can only go off his actions and reactions. He did not seem to show much remorse, smiling (smirking even), like it was no big deal. His later “apologies” via social media reeked of a team PR written, overly careful, non-sorry apology.
The Luis Robles “that’s the price you pay when you sit in the front row,” comment on top of the on field actions does not show the Red Bulls in a very good light.
Again, we and the MLS DISCO (why do I get a horrified vision of Booby Warshaw dancing in a leisure suit when I say that) do not know Kaku’s intent. Only his actions.
Should they set a strong precedent? Or be lenient?
Should Kaku receive an additional suspension past the single game for a red card and for how long?
This poll is closed
No additional suspension
1 game additional
2 game additional
3-4 games additional
5-7 games additional
8 -12 games additional
Bonus question to be answered in the comments: Should MLS have Kaku undergo some form of counseling? An anger management or a fans are people, not targets class?