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SuperSport employee punched

2012-09-10 08:17

Johannesburg - A senior SuperSport employee was so badly assaulted at the Free State Stadium (Vodacom Park) in Bloemfontein over the weekend that he had to undergo emergency surgery, according to a report on Monday.

Jacques van Schalkwyk, 44, live broadcast producer of the match between the Cheetahs and the Western Province, told Beeld that he and a friend had enjoyed a drink in one the suites before heading home.

"Someone punched me in the passage outside the suite, then kicked me," he said.

Van Schalkwyk cannot remember much about the attack, and did not see his assailant.

"There was no verbal exchange or argument. The guy appeared out of nowhere and attacked me."

He was later taken to the Life Rosepark Hospital in Bloemfontein, where he underwent an operation to repair his damaged bladder.

Van Schalkwyk said he would report the incident to the police later on Monday.

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Comments
  • mzakes.matabata - 2012-09-10 08:26

    What a bunch of hooligans!!, ye rugby

      nicolaas.geldenhuys - 2012-09-10 08:36

      What does "ye rugby" mean? If you mean rugby supporters/players are hooligans then you should rather shut your stupid mouth. We don't break out stadium chairs or throw the players with flares or other objects when we are disappointed.We also don't run on to the pitch assaulting people or try to hit the coach when he is on a bad losing streak. Beautiful game my @$$. You're the hooligans!!!

      damienbradshawphotography - 2012-09-10 08:38

      Last year there were about 150 cases ranging from petty crime, assault and rapes reported after the PSL season (fact)

      bootman.bokke - 2012-09-10 08:39

      Nicolaas you clearly didnt watch the game between the Bulls and the Blues at Loftus when that ou oomie invaded the pitch and threw Keven Mialamu with a bottle.

      mark.higgens.9 - 2012-09-10 08:48

      These rugby supporters must be very strong to throw people along with the bottles and flares etc!!!!

      roy.wadhams.1 - 2012-09-10 08:52

      At least rugby players are NOT as destructive as you football players are when you destroy property etc. YOU are the uncivilized spectators.

      bootman.bokke - 2012-09-10 09:02

      Where in his comment does mzakes say that he is a soccer supporter? The guy could be comparing rugby to cricket or athletics or any other sport for that matter. You assume that he is black so he must be a soccer supporter. The fact is.....................it is no safer to attend a rugby match than it is to attend a soccer match. There is hooliganism among spectators of both codes. If that wasnt the case then why are there so much police and security at rugby matches.

      sportmal.legrangemarais - 2012-09-10 09:52

      Let's not take the actions of a few idiot individuals and generalise a whole group. The actions of these people (the drunkards after the matches who pick fights and is guilty of general lewd behaviour, the flair throwers and the bottle tossers) are actions of their own and they have their own agenda, every sport has them, be it stupid spectators or misbehaving sportsmen and women.

      shakes.tshabala - 2012-09-10 10:32

      Bootman.bokke. You are the only person so far that are posting a decent comment on this article. I salute you. The others are playing the man because he has a black name. You find Hooliganism all over the world, but what is worst is a white Hooligan. That is a fact. I witness that first hand in the UK and even at Loftus, and was truly amazed by some spectator’s behaviour.

      shakes.tshabala - 2012-09-10 10:34

      Bootman.bokke. You are the only person so far that are posting a decent comment on this article. I salute you. The others are playing the man because he has a black name. You find Hooliganism all over the world, but what is worst is a white Hooligan. That is a fact. I witness that first hand in the UK and even at Loftus, and was truly amazed by some spectator’s behaviour.

      nicolaas.geldenhuys - 2012-09-10 11:52

      @ bootman.bokke - I did see that game, and one could see that that guy was just a piece of trailer trash. But compare the amount of rugby incidents to that of soccer and you will see what I mean.

      chaplinncharlie - 2012-09-10 15:04

      Must have been Ysterbeth that hited him with the head...

  • hlgiorgino - 2012-09-10 08:34

    They should ban alchohol at rugby matches. Brandewyn het nie brieke nie.

      chuck.farley.104418 - 2012-09-10 08:55

      Er... you ban booze and no one will go and watch the games....

  • Peter Zylstra - 2012-09-10 08:35

    Lyk my die mielieboere is 'n lot lafaards!

      sydney.carstens.7 - 2012-09-10 08:45

      Daar is waarskynlkik meer agter die stoire as wat tans berig word. Mense wag nie sommer in donker gangetjies om ander mense wat losies verlaat net vir die kicks te slaan nie. Ai maar is ons gou om op ons perdjies te spring.....

      bootman.bokke - 2012-09-10 08:51

      Agree Sydney. Sport24 should wait until they have all the facts before going public with a story. This story has more holes in it than the Blue Bulls defence.

      dawood.timol - 2012-09-10 10:21

      @ bootman.bokke although i support the bulls, LOL

      nicolaas.geldenhuys - 2012-09-10 11:53

      Jy sal dit nie in 'n mielieboer se gesig gaan sê nie, Peter.

  • hendrik.pienaar - 2012-09-10 08:45

    Coenie needs to cut this out.

  • franky.frankthetank - 2012-09-10 08:48

    Wat het die blou bulle by die game gemaak?

      dawood.timol - 2012-09-10 10:22

      pakslae gekry

  • tshepo.maganedisa - 2012-09-10 08:49

    Its funny when not long ago something like this surfaced at a football game (Orlando Stadium) many of the readers came out saying "these are the reasons why i will never go to a football game" and now its happening to a rugby game and you wanna crush out some of the comments, you are being hypocritics thats what you are (referrring to those who commented against football but justfying the rugby actions)

      roy.wadhams.1 - 2012-09-10 08:58

      This type of hooliganism happens more often at football games than at rugby and the reason for this is that black spectators vent their frustration on anyone in their way and therefore this is the reason why many whites are afraid to go to these games.

      pieter0827006294 - 2012-09-10 08:59

      This happens at both Rugby and Soccer matches. We all know that!

      tersius.leroux - 2012-09-10 09:10

      Where @ this game were people killed in stampedes and chairs set on fire or property of the stadium damaged ???

      dawood.timol - 2012-09-10 10:24

      and what about the racist coach who ran into a ref... DOP..dis die probleem.

  • my10cent - 2012-09-10 08:51

    When going to any SA rugby stadium, you do so at your own risk.

      Randomhero6661 - 2012-09-10 16:15

      one does not simply support the all blacks...

      my10cent - 2012-09-11 08:45

      Typical selfrighteous comment from an idiot!!!!

  • pieter0827006294 - 2012-09-10 08:55

    This could just as well have read "Drunk Supersport employee causes trouble at stadium"

  • mzakes.matabata - 2012-09-10 08:59

    Rugby supporters are the pits, talking about uncivilized it looks to me you are confused since when is beating a man close to death civilized? Bunch of uncivilized rats. Drink bier en doner makaar ye right.

      mzakes.matabata - 2012-09-10 09:11

      dit maak seer ne? grow a brain? did you skip some classes really!

      dawood.timol - 2012-09-10 10:25

      drink bier en donner enigiets voor hulle..LOL

      nicolaas.geldenhuys - 2012-09-10 11:59

      "Bunch of uncivilized rats" - Coming from a name like mzakes.matabata, that is pretty low. We're you one of those that wanted to attack Johan Neeskens? Prick.

      mzakes.matabata - 2012-09-10 13:38

      ouch that hurts nicolaas. fyi i had to google neeskens why on earth would you think i know the guy?

  • khathu.rasi - 2012-09-10 08:59

    So is there no reason fo the attack? Crazy people out there

  • givenvon.baloyi - 2012-09-10 09:11

    Do they attack white people too, amazing. There are only three cities where one feel safe and had a good time, coca cola park, Newlands and kings park. The other two I've personal had bad encounters and more than three occasions.

      selma.botha.9 - 2012-09-10 09:25

      Kings Park! I swore to never set foot at there again after a drunk young man, to the amusement of his friends, projected his vomit on to us.

  • Zimbobwe - 2012-09-10 09:11

    I remember every monday one of my afrikaner colleagues used to tell me about the fights at Loftus after the rugby match. Monday tea time was the time to talk "fights at loftus. I'm not surprised by this it's normal behaviour from the cretins attending rugby matches.

      bootman.bokke - 2012-09-10 09:21

      Zim this wasnt a "fight". A "fight" would imply two people having a go at each other face to face. If the article is to be believed, then this was a cowardly attack on a non-suspecting person and the perpatrator then fleeing before he could be identified.

  • Bra Tebzaah Sibilanga - 2012-09-10 10:33

    I hate rugby,finish and klaar.Never watched it and will never watch it.

      bootman.bokke - 2012-09-10 10:36

      To each his own.........

      Bra Tebzaah Sibilanga - 2012-09-10 10:50

      Your point?

      bootman.bokke - 2012-09-10 11:15

      You hate rugby, yet you find time in your day to read a rugby related article and comment on it.........and how do you know if you hate rugby if have never watched it.

      nicolaas.geldenhuys - 2012-09-10 12:01

      Same way I feel about soccer considering Bafunny Bafunny is ranked so low in the world compared to the Boks who are twice world champions. Jealousy = nasty.

      Randomhero6661 - 2012-09-10 16:19

      bra yebzaah, ahaha shame... i love soccer but yere our national team is terrible... in our case it is hate the players not the game

  • byron.pienaar - 2012-09-10 11:51

    Hope he gets well soon and the idiot gets punished.my wife and I attended a game at loftus in 2008,our first game there. After the game we were attacked by two blacks, I was stabbed and my wife's handbag stolen. It's not a colour thing, there are just people with different agendas at live games. I grew up on kings park rugby, still the best spot to watch a live game

      john.balcony.7 - 2012-09-10 19:25

      Why do you have to point out they where black? This article has nothing to do with race yet you bring it up....oh forget it... South Africans LOVE bringing up race all the time

  • paul.sdoow - 2012-09-10 12:16

    maybe its all about bad tmo camera angles? maybe the guy resembles bryce bribe lawrence . who knows but to make this a race or culture thing? please you guys can go comment on JuJu new car rather or zille choice of glasses. fact is its an incident that media blows up to stir the little minded people

      Randomhero6661 - 2012-09-10 16:20

      Juju has a new car? but he is going to jail...

  • mokonyanetatile - 2012-09-12 18:00

    1 incident realy shows that we r still far from reconciliation. lets not be racists and be 1 nation.

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