Please, Let Us Die No More…
Good day, football supporters
On what happened at FNB Stadium
It always saddens me having to speak about lost lives at stadiums. Blaming and pointing fingers at Stadium Management is wrong. They did everything they could to prevent such an incident from occurring. The security personnel cannot be blamed either. It is just sad to lose people in that fashion.
On what supporters must learn
As supporters, we must stop being ignorant. It was widely announced that this game was a sold-out affair three weeks prior to the day. Please, supporters, let us die no more. Let us be careful. Let us all be responsible for our lives because clearly no one will take care of us. I hear a lot of people are complaining and saying the game should have been called off. I totally disagree with that because it was going to cause more violence. Believe you me, we were going to witness the second Ellis Park disaster. Once again, this all rests upon us as supporters. Let us be punctual and buy tickets early. The reason we buy fake tickets is that we do not buy tickets early. If we can get that right, then we won’t have any of this. This cup is the only one that allows us to select our best XI as supporters. Everybody wants to be part of it, so let us please not enrich the criminals by buying their fake tickets. If you haven’t bought a ticket and they are sold out, please stay at home. That way, these criminals won’t have anyone to sell their fake tickets to. Once that happens, they will stop these criminal activities, because they won’t be making any money.
To the families of the two deceased members, as football supporters, we are crying with you. We have lost our brothers. You know, I thought as supporters, we have learnt a lesson from the Ellis Park disaster. Clearly, we haven’t learned anything from it if we are still losing lives in this fashion. Let the departed souls of the two football servants, the custodians of the Beautiful Game, rest in eternal peace!
Mama Joy Chauke