Your Loss Is Our Loss
Hey there, football family
On what happened at FNB Stadium
As supporters, we need to take a stand. We need to take the element of corruption out of the Beautiful Game. It’s painful to learn of the death of our fellow football supporters. Both supporters travelled miles to Johannesburg from Mpumalanga and Limpopo provinces respectfully. Imagine leaving your family, telling them, ‘I will see you tomorrow’… and then something like this happens. What happened there was horrible and disgusting. The people who are selling these fake tickets are destroying our beloved country and football. They don’t belong to the communities and should be found and brought before the law. They are murderers. I also want to encourage the supporters to join branches and work hand-in-hand with the security personnel at stadiums. It was not difficult to identify the two deceased members because they both belong to branches.
On measures to prevent such incidents
I fail to understand why the traffic officers always close the Nasrec Road when there’s a big game at FNB Stadium. That to me increases the traffic, which later results in people getting to the stadium late. We should have more alternative roads to the stadiums. The more roads to the stadiums, the lesser the traffic congestions. The other thing is that the security guards must stop taking bribes from the supporters. For an example, the stakeholders will have 55 000 tickets for a 60 000 capacity stadium, mainly as a safety precaution. But then you’ll have a security officer who lets 3000 spectators in without tickets, taking bribes from them in the process. That also causes a lot of problems because a number of people in the stadium surpass the actual number that is supposed to be there. Bear in mind the security measures are prepared for the number that is allocated by the Stadium Management and clubs involved. Hooliganism and corruption must fall.
To their families and friends, your loss is our loss as football supporters. We are all saddened by their sudden departure. On behalf of Soccer Laduma Supporters Club and football lovers across the borders of the country, please accept our sincere condolences. We feel your pain. Your loss is our loss. May their beautiful souls rest peacefully!