Absa Premiership

PSL release statement on Loftus hooliganism

2017-02-13 08:27
Orlando Pirates fans (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - The Premier Soccer League has released a statement regarding the 'acts of hooliganism' that took place at Loftus Versfeld.

Orlando Pirates fans expressed their frustration by rushing the field as the Sowetan giants went 6-0 down to Mamelodi Sundowns on Saturday.

The match was then paused in the 82nd minute to calm matters, before officials allowed the match to resume nearly an hour later. 

According to the PSL website, the association apologised to the supporters and stakeholders and are looking into the situation.

"The Premier Soccer League strongly condemns acts of hooliganism by some of the fans at the Mamelodi Sundowns vs Orlando Pirates Absa Premiership fixture at Loftus Stadium on Saturday afternoon."

"The League apologises to all the supporters and stakeholders - those we were at the stadium and also those watching on television - who were inconvenienced by what happened.

"Such behaviour at our stadiums is bad advert for our football.

"The match had to be stopped on the 82nd minute by the referee to clear the pitch.

"Following a meeting between the VOC Commander, the Match Commissioner and the two clubs, and after carefully assessing the situation, a decision was taken to resume play from the 82nd minute.

"The Premier Soccer League is awaiting reports from various stakeholders on what transpired on Saturday afternoon."

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