The Premier Soccer League (PSL) has issued a statement condemning the acts of “hooliganism” by some fans at Loftus Stadium yesterday.
The match between Mamelodi Sundowns and Orlando Pirates was temporarily stopped in the 82nd minute when the scoreline was 6-0 to Sundowns after the Pirates fans entered the pitch throwing objects all over the place resulting in Mamelodi Sundowns fans also entering the pitch were fights broke out between fans of the two teams.
Full statement from the PSL:
“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”.
Written by: Diski Voice