Rugby and more Rugby!

The Rugby Championship and Currie Cup are in full swing. Who are the early title favourites? Have your say on our Forum!

LIVE

    MEC weighs in on unruly fans

    2013-04-04 09:00
    Cape Town - Western Cape sports MEC Ivan Meyer has proposed strict new measures to deal with unruly sporting fans, according to a report on Thursday.

    VIDEO: Female fan injured at Newlands

    The Cape Argus reported that Meyer proposed more security at rugby venues and a year-long ban for unruly fans.

    He also wanted CCTV cameras to monitor the crowd, identify bad behaviour and stop potential confrontations before they escalated.

    This comes after heavy criticism of some fans' behaviour at the Super Rugby match between the Crusaders and the Stormers at Newlands in Cape Town last Saturday.

    SA Rugby Union (SARU) president Oregan Hoskins said the disdain for the Stormers among New Zealand supporters had a reached a level of "extreme abuse and disrespect".

    "I am unable to explain why a number of rugby followers in the Cape not only support New Zealand teams but also chose to boo players such as Gio Aplon, Juan de Jongh and Siya Kolisi and their team-mates as they alighted from the bus, as I witnessed on Saturday," he said.

    According to the report, Meyer said the offenders could not be punished in isolation and one had to look at the overall culture that informed such behaviour.

    Read News24’s Comments Policy

    24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

    Comment on this story
    32 comments
    Add your comment
    Comment 0 characters remaining
    Live Video Streaming
    Video Highlights
    Sport Talk
    Most Read
    Commented

    Results

    02 August 2014
    26 July 2014
    19 July 2014
    12 July 2014
    11 July 2014
    06 July 2014
    05 July 2014
    04 July 2014
    28 June 2014
    27 June 2014
    31 May 2014
    30 May 2014
    24 May 2014
    23 May 2014
    18 May 2014
    17 May 2014
    16 May 2014
    11 May 2014
    10 May 2014
    09 May 2014
    03 May 2014
    02 May 2014
    26 April 2014
    25 April 2014
    19 April 2014
    18 April 2014
    12 April 2014
    11 April 2014
    05 April 2014
    04 April 2014
    29 March 2014
    28 March 2014
    22 March 2014
    21 March 2014
    15 March 2014
    14 March 2014
    08 March 2014
    07 March 2014
    01 March 2014
    28 February 2014
    23 February 2014
    22 February 2014
    21 February 2014
    15 February 2014

    Logs

    Rank Team P W Pts

    Opinion Poll

    Does the Waratahs' Super Rugby victory give the Wallabies an edge heading into the Rugby Championship?

    Monday Quiz Madness!

    TAKE THE QUIZ
    There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.