Heavy ban for AFCON journos

2012-01-28 16:45
Johannesburg - The Confederation of African Football have meted out a heavy punishment to two Tunisian photographers for breaching regulations of their AFCON accreditations.

Mehrez Toujan and Edine Manoubi Hassen illegally entered the field of play at Stade d'Angondje during Tunisia's 2-1 win over Morocco on Monday and were subsequently handed a three year ban on Friday.

The duo are said to have edged on to the field in an attempt to get a close-up of the writing on the under shirts of two Tunisia players as they celebrated their side's second goal.

As a result of the ruling, CAF will not allow the pair to cover any events under their jurisdiction for a period of three years.

The judgement has, however, been called into question by a number of fellow journalists, who have since signed a petition in protest of the heavy ruling.

Chdiri Tarek, a reporter for Tunis-based Arabic sports daily, Assarih, who is the coordinator of the petition, told SuperSport: "We accept that the two photographers committed the fault. They went closer into the field to get a close up of messages written on the under shirts of two Tunisian players who were celebrating the team's second goal against Morocco.

"We are protesting because the sanction is too severe. It is a first-time offence and CAF ought to review their ruling."


Wits send FS Stars packing

2014-11-22 23:00


Read News24’s Comments Policy 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
1 comment
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
Live Video Streaming
Sport Talk


3 sports games you have to watch this weekend

Whether it’s date night or a braai with buddies, plan around these three exciting sporting games!

Everyday struggles of naturally skinny guys
And this year's Miss Bumbum title goes to...
How to maintain your mo, bro
Hottie of the day: Colette

Who do you think will be the next manager at Manchester United?

Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...


Got something you'd like to get off your chest? Got a burning desire to air an opinion? If so, be sure to sign-up on Sport24's FORUM!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

Newsletters Sign up for the Morning Glory, Super 15 and Soccer newsletters

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

Mobile Sport24 on your mobile phone - WAP, alerts, downloads, services

Forum Have your Say on Sport24's brand new Forum!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

iPhone Latest Sport24 news on your iPhone

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

Blogs Yes your opinion counts. Get it out there

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