Match abandoned after ‘drunk’ fan storms into the pitch

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Another Limpopo ABC Motsepe League match was abandoned this past Saturday after a ‘drunk’ fan stormed into the pitch carrying a beer bottle threatening match officials and players of the Dolphins Football club who were playing away against Mikhado FC.

The Match was taking place at Rabali Stadium in Vhembe when an adult man who is supposedly a fan of the home side charged towards both the players and referee swearing at them and making verbal threats while the game was underway.

The captain of the home side then requested that the referee call-off the match as they no longer felt safe to continue with the match.

It’s unclear what made the fan do the barbaric acts but a source from the visiting team who did not what to be named for fears of victimization by SAFA Limpopo gave #FARPost an account of details of the incident.

“The score was 0-0 when that man just stormed in swearing at our players and the referee so after the captain consulted the referee and expressed the players’ fears of continuing with the match while they don’t feel safe.

“The referee after consulting with the Mikhado captain called off the match around the 30th minute or so. There was really nothing that happened during the match that we think could have forced the fan to do such a thing that’s why we were all shocked and terrified by the incident said the source.”

Meanwhile, Mikhado FC also released a short statement on the incident.

“Mikhado FC vs Dolphins FC Game abandoned. Dolphins claimed to be unsafe after a fan walked into the field, the fan was peacefully removed! The game stopped before half time,” read the statement of the social media accounts.

SAFA Limpopo acting Chairperson Vincent Ramphago told #FARPost that they are aware of the incident, but will only comment upon receiving the referee’s match report on Monday morning.

This is not the first incident involving Mikhado this season, their League match against Makotopong Brazilians was called off in October after their kit manager got involved in a physical tussle with a Makotopong player with 9 minutes remaining.

By Ofhani Munyai

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