Unruly Bulls fan arrested

2012-03-11 13:08

Johannesburg - Violent behaviour from fans would not be condoned at Loftus Versfeld, the Blue Bulls Company said on Sunday after a scuffle broke out and a man was arrested in Pretoria.

Shortly after the final whistle in the Bulls' 29-23 loss to the Blues on Saturday night, Johannes Gideon Nel dodged security and threw a plastic bottle at the players, the Pretoria franchise said in a statement.

Nel struck Blues captain Keven Mealamu.

"We absolutely refuse to accept this unsportsmanlike behaviour and have arrested the individual," said Blue Bulls Company chief executive Barend van Graan.

"The Blue Bulls Company works tirelessly to create an environment that is friendly and fair to all ages, races and nationalities.

"We want to warn our fans that irrespective of our on-field performances, we will not accept 'fans' taking out their anger on our opponents."

The Blue Bulls said a charge of assault had been laid at the Sunnyside police station.

"We will continue to enforce even stricter security measures as behaviour like this is not welcome at Loftus," Van Graan said.

The touring Blues side had accepted an apology from the Blue Bulls for the spectator's behaviour, Van Graan said.


  • debbie.m.chamberlin - 2012-03-11 13:16

    This is disgusting behaviour, good that he was arrested. Silly man

      Spyker - 2012-03-11 13:28

      I am afraid, if the Bulls continue to play like children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, their fans will continue to behave like children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder...

      Roy - 2012-03-11 15:13

      Not a silly man rather a stupid blue bulls "fan"

      Skhona Skratchy-l Luswazi - 2012-03-11 16:25

      @ phil that's disrespctfull how could you call SA people bunch of disturbed w@nkers you're so brave chuck norris

      Nicholas - 2012-03-11 18:25

      Cheap shot Spyker! I'm sure you can do better than that.

      Nzbro - 2012-03-12 07:08

      is it possible to extradite him to NZ ? I would like to use him on my yacht as an anchor if he is too distasteful to be used as a berley bomb while we fish.We will accept a frozen posted package for ease of travel & handling which is how we usually handle our bait. :)

      Ruan - 2012-03-12 09:41

      Phil. Don't start sterio typing. TWAT!!!!!!!

      Merven - 2012-03-12 11:02

      Relax guys, Phil is just another failed abortion.

      Phil - 2012-03-12 12:04

      Hello Ruan Van Niekerk , you are obviously an educated man so please help me out , what exactly is "sterio typing" Is it anything to do with my one fingered keyboard pecking ?

      Phil - 2012-03-12 12:05

      @ Merven .......who ate all the pies ?

      Harry - 2012-03-13 11:11

      Do you think the rest of the rugby world think the bulls supporters are common? I mean if you look at them and their behaviour - bottle throwing, plastic hats with horns, nose rings, blue rubber balls on their car towbars or mirrors, bakkies botha , klippies and coke ?? or do you think they know they are common ?

  • Donny Doncaster - 2012-03-11 13:19


  • johncarlos.biza - 2012-03-11 13:19

    Hahaha such a small man (pictured) taking on rugby players! They should have just given him a clap or two.

  • gerhard.nel - 2012-03-11 13:23

    Die Nels van Pretoria klink vir my maar na 'n common lot.

      WimpieN - 2012-03-11 14:52

      Hahaha.... Gelukkig is ek 'n Nel van die platteland! Hel man, dis sleg as jou naam (of Van) so deur die modder gesleep word. Nou weet ek hoe voel die van der Merwes!!!! (grappie)

  • goyougoodthing - 2012-03-11 13:29

    Ban him for life, that's what would happen in Durban.

      Merven - 2012-03-12 11:04

      In Durban the fan would've grabbed the player's behind. ;-)

  • John - 2012-03-11 13:31

    Too much brandewyn en coke.... A Bull's fan favourite fight juice

      pieter.devos1 - 2012-03-11 14:36

      a.k.a Karate Water :-)

      Lonne - 2012-03-12 05:18

      Smoked too much green stuff. Must have been a voortrekker in his first life.

      Hettie - 2012-03-12 10:55


  • Jean - 2012-03-11 13:45

    And that is why we hate the bulls, not the team, it's the mentally insane (pretty much all of them) bulls fans.

      Maarten - 2012-03-11 15:25

      Oh yes, as opposed to the wonderfull bunch from Newlands. Here, it is one peanut. Down there, you would be hard pressed to find one supporter with the intelect of a packet of peanuts. As to the usual stereo typical crap about Brandy and Boeps... Why don't you have a look at where the highest level of obesity is in the country? Same for the figures on the consumption of Brandy! Bring on global warming I say!

      Rene - 2012-03-11 18:14

      @Jean, seriously?? Aaaah, you hating us?? Not gonna sleep tonight, that is really the worst news today. I don't normally look at profile pics, taking a picture of yourself with a beer bottle in your hand (classy), and you call us 'mentally insane' LMAO - Our Bull supporters are used to being 'hated, loathed, etc, etc' - Let me enlighten you sparky, 'Success breeds contempt' - Have a lovely life!

      Jean - 2012-03-11 18:46

      @Maarten, John's comment is above mine... @Rene, liefie, sarkasme pas jou nie en ek gooi darem nie my bottel na oorsese besoekers nie, ek meen dink net weer hoe maak jul die hele SA se naam gat agv jul bulle ondersteuners. En ek kyk glad nie na profile pics nie, joune herinner my net weer hoekom ek dit nie doen nie.... :-/

      Spyker - 2012-03-11 19:06

      Passop Jean, daar het 'n verdwaalde knop in jou onderbroek geklim - vat dit eerder terug na die eienaar toe, voor jou ma uitvind.

      Dieter - 2012-03-11 19:27

      Jean yes in your parts the haasbek, papsak drinking supporters steek mes! keven is lucky the game wasn't in Cape Town ...

      Jean - 2012-03-11 20:15

      @spyker Waar de f....k kyk jy... weet jou ma jy is..., spyker?

      Jean - 2012-03-11 20:17

      @dieter... in pta, gooi jul buitelandse besoekers met bottels omdat jul sore losers is!!! ag shame!

      Maarten - 2012-03-11 20:30

      Like I said, bring on global warming. Let it rinse clean that open sore at the foot of our lovely continent.

      Merven - 2012-03-12 11:06

      Jean, don't hate the Bull fans for you being gay, blame your mother.

      Jean Tredoux - 2012-03-12 13:08

      I'm gay??? But half of you male bulls fans is focused on my package! Besides who turned pink to reach out to the gay community? Ps. What kind of name is merven. Sounds like a bottle throwing name.

  • Dennis - 2012-03-11 13:56

    Kommon with a capital K !!!

      Johan - 2012-03-11 17:18

      Like your avatar?

  • Mari Theologo - 2012-03-11 13:56

    Some of these comments are laughable especially the one about its afrikaners first of all idiot learn how to spell and the go watch soccer! One misbehaving twit does not represent the Bulls supporters or the afrikaans speaking people or the Nels of Pretoria!

      Sean - 2012-03-11 14:33

      lol @ Gerhard

  • Theprodigy - 2012-03-11 13:58


  • John - 2012-03-11 14:09

    People....granted Mkhize is a tool for bringing race into this discussion forum. But just do as I did, report the comment and hope News24 takes it down. No need to stoop down to he's level. Otherwise it will be another discussion board turned into a debate about race, yet again. Now...the issue at hand...can someone upload a video of this guy dodging security on Youtube? I really wanna have a chuckle

  • Roy - 2012-03-11 14:10

    Ban the s.o.b for life from all rugby. This only happens when people like him are on the losing side.

  • Keith Rostron - 2012-03-11 14:32

    As a Shark supporter I enjoy watching all the teams play, this Nel plonker has not only given the Bulls a bad name but South African Rugby, ban the SOB for life.

  • Marais - 2012-03-11 14:37

    Where are the days when Naas Botha was the target of flying naartjies at Newlands?

      Sakkie - 2012-03-12 17:29

      But we missed because Morne tackled his lights out.

  • Johan - 2012-03-11 14:38

    But pleeeeeeeease, do not send Bryce to SA....

      Kevin - 2012-03-11 16:34

      Any one is allowed to ahve a go at Bryce . That will not be common. That will be honourable

  • Duncan Thabiso Mphailane - 2012-03-11 14:42


      Bomb - 2012-03-11 15:51

      Probably just trying to act African to fit in.

  • Danie - 2012-03-11 15:01

    If you behave like a soccer fan, stay away from rugby...glad, as a bulls supporter thats why I don't go to Loftus...

      Johan Coetzer - 2012-03-12 09:45

      Yo don't hate on soccer fans.

  • Antoine - 2012-03-11 15:59

    Good on you Blue Bulls company, make an example of this guy, the last thing we need is someone getting seriously hurt and people not wanting to play sport in our country!

  • Kevin - 2012-03-11 16:31

    Your average blue bulls fan straight from the trailor park

      Derek - 2012-03-12 05:36

      not surprised watched a game there some years back and must admit - never again that brandy and coke crowd are just plain scary - the woman even more so - its evident in their brand of rugby as well of "playing the man and not the ball"

  • didi.basson - 2012-03-11 18:34


  • Keith - 2012-03-11 19:29

    Boer please stop your racist tantrums. This criminal was not black.I am not surprised about your comment but tv footage won't lie.

  • Keith - 2012-03-11 19:34

    dclangley just stay focus this happened on a rugby pitch and please don't forget about the tackler of Ellispark. He was also black or what will be the excuse. Was he paid by the current government?Get a grip guys in all our racial groupings we find people with anti-social behaviour.Fortunately this is not indicative of our sporting society.

  • nhla.prv - 2012-03-11 19:37

    He's singing the Blues today .

  • Kobus - 2012-03-11 20:54

    What an a@hole!! " Ek skree nie WP nie, ek bly bly 'n tril....sori Bul"

  • Francois - 2012-03-11 21:18

    great to see the BBC act fast on this...

  • Miko - 2012-03-11 22:31

    Waar is SAFFA en BULLDOZER nou met hul aanmerkings. Altyd stil as beide Super span en Vodacom span op hul herrie kry.O ja die trofeekas is nog vol Well done aan BB organisasie vir vinnige optrede teen die lojale ondersteuner. Bulls op regte pad met jong spelers. Raak net ontslae van Dogtertjie of Meisietjie of watookal die individu se naam is. Stuur ook vir nr 10 soutmyne toe en dit gaan n moeilike span word om te klop vanjaar

      hvanderlinde - 2012-03-12 08:57

      Dit is Fake Saffa wat so 'n drol is. Fair weather supporters

  • Lonne - 2012-03-12 05:20

    Luckily Kevvie is ok and at least we will have a HOMEGAME on Saturday with all the NZ rugby supporters. GO THE BLUES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

  • Jan - 2012-03-12 06:30

    I'm so glad the arrogant Nulls has lost their game, hope there's many more!!!

  • hvanderlinde - 2012-03-12 08:54

    Only one? The whole stadium should be locked away for bad behaviour

  • Karen - 2012-03-12 10:40

    People, this isn't just embarassing for the Bulls but for South African rugby as a whole. Silly man, ruins it for everyone.

  • aubrey.gloster - 2012-03-12 12:17

    Watch the video captured by a fan on YOUTUBE to understand what really happened

      hvanderlinde - 2012-03-12 13:28

      aubrey, not being funny mate but even if put into "context" there is no way throwing a bottle at an international player can be excused. The guy is a chop

      Phil - 2012-03-12 14:29

      This is at least the third time you have posted this cr@p excuse for a dumb and violent act. If you think this is ok should be locked up with him.

      aubrey.gloster - 2012-03-13 07:46

      Phil are you stalking me? It is also the 3rd time you have replied to me.

  • Sonnyjakes - 2012-03-12 13:15

    @Spyker_May similar to your comment?

  • Bhut' - 2012-03-12 13:52

    This fan wanted to grab the Bull by the Horn.....

  • anne.erasmus - 2012-03-12 14:10

    This fan was either very stupid or extremely brave - I know I wouldn't chance hitting a rugby player at this level! Mealamu could flatten him with one finger! Well done to Basson for quickly stepping in and defusing the situation - what an idiot! Gives Bulls fans a bad name, tarnishes the reputation of the team - and so what, we lost this one - there are plenty more games ahead! Lose with grace and win with dignity - players and fans alike!

      Faffa - 2012-03-13 00:11

      Yes, well done Basson for stepping in and what a speedy recovery from your injury! LOL!

  • henno.kruger - 2012-03-12 14:20

    Not all Bulls fans are like this, but there are people out there who will stereo type us like this, which is BS

      Harry - 2012-03-13 12:12

      Hey Henno ! 1)Do you have a plastic hat with horns ? 2) Do you have those blue rubber testicles hanging behind your car our on the rear view mirror ? 3) Do you have a nose ring like a bull ?4) Do your wife drink Klippies and Coke? 5) Does your daughter drink klippies and coke ? 6) Are you married to your brother's second ex wife ? If you answered yes to 2 or more questions you probably support the bulls !

  • Eduard - 2012-03-12 14:37

    Johannes Gideon Nel en Connie Oosthuizen hoort saam in 'n pub!

  • Robsschele - 2012-03-12 15:21

    Before we used to say: In soccer the gentlemen on the field and the hooligans on the stands and in rugby the gentlemen on the stands and the hooligans on the field. Now it might be reversed.

  • Justin - 2012-03-12 15:47

    Hahahaha!! You can always rely on Bulls fans to entertain you!

  • tamzinjm - 2012-03-12 16:58

    This is the link of the footage a fan took of the incident...Mealamu was kindly checking if Basson was ok after that late tackle.....he did F*CK ALL wrong:

      aubrey.gloster - 2012-03-13 07:47

      Just being a New Zeelander is wrong tramginjim

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