Absa Premiership

PSL strongly condemns acts of hooliganism

2016-03-01 07:17
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Cape Town - The Premier Soccer League has strongly condemned acts of hooliganism at match venues and the behaviour of a faction of supporters at some fixtures.

PSL acting Chief Executive Mato Madlala, said the League is concerned about sporadic acts of hooliganism resulting in violence at Premier Division fixtures.

Madlala said the PSL continues to work closely with the South African Police Service to uproot this unsavoury behaviour at PSL matches.

"We have noted acts of hooliganism from a faction of supporters and this is very concerning to us as the League" Madlala said.

"We strongly condemn this behaviour. It is unacceptable and we do not need this in our football.

"We have worked very hard as the League to ensure that we eliminate incidents of this nature at our matches in the past but recently we have witnessed a few cases where a small faction of supporters have not behaved well.”

"Football is a family sport and families must feel safe to come to our stadiums and watch the game.

"As part of our working relationship with the SAPS, we have seen hooligans being arrested, charged and convicted following similar incidents. 

"We will continue to work hard to ensure the safety of our fans and to protect our brand against this faction of supporters that is letting football down.

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