Currie Cup

Fan stabbed at Kings-Lions match

2014-09-01 14:07
Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium (AFP Photo)
Cape Town - A rugby fan was stabbed after a heated argument broke out in the Currie Cup match between the EP Kings and Golden Lions at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth at the weekend.

According to The Herald, the incident took place after an argument broke out between two spectators on the west pavilion on Saturday night.

Shortly before the final whistle, some pushing and shoving led to a punch being thrown, and when another person tried to intervene, he was stabbed in the upper back.

The newspaper reports that the assailant quickly disappeared into the crowd. One witness said the fight was over a refereeing decision.

Stadium security officials arrived shortly after the incident to assist the injured man. He was treated by medical personnel at the scene before being taken by ambulance to Greenacres Hospital.

Stadium management and the Eastern Province Rugby Union confirmed the incident, saying a 20-year-old man was stabbed shortly before 21:00.

The Lions won the game 41-22.

To see the picture of the stabbed fan, visit The Herald's website.

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