Register Login Scores

AVBOB

Why Do Pirates Supporters Fight?

Basetsana Ntsweng – SLSC Committee Member

Dumelang, football fanatics

 

On ugly scenes after the Pirates vs. Sundowns game

What happened at Orlando Stadium was really bad. Orlando Pirates supporters brutally attacked Johannes Maseko, a Mamelodi Sundowns Atteridgeville branch member. Again, the people who are supposed to protect us – the security personnel and the police – just looked at the incident and watched him being beaten up. The poor guy was hospitalised at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital. The PSL never fined Pirates for a similar incident that happened at Loftus Stadium back in February. Why are they doing this? Why do Pirates supporters fight when their team loses a game? We go to the stadiums to enjoy ourselves, together with our children and families. We need to be safe at the stadiums. This is just not on. The PSL must suspend Pirates supporters for five games. Maybe after that, they’ll know that this is football, the most celebrated sport in the country, and we don’t need people that are fighting. We will open a case against these supporters. It is just too bad for the image of our Beautiful Game.

On the league title race

The race is still on. Bidvest Wits might be leading for now, but Sundowns are so determined to defend their throne and it’s going to be interesting to see how everything unfolds really. There are three games left to play for almost all the teams and a lot can still happen. Even if Wits wins it in the end, Masandawana will finish in position two, which will automatically qualify us for the CAF Champions League. I believe in my boys and I trust that they will make me smile.

On Supporters Club Vision 2017

At Supporters Club, we set ourselves a target that at least by the end of 2017 the stadiums are full whenever our teams are playing. We are well on course to achieve that. We’re almost there. If I were to gauge it on percentage, I would say we are 70 percent there and that is encouraging to see. We are once again urging all football supporters to come and join us. Our membership is free and the more everybody joins the lesser the incidents similar to the one that occurred last weekend (Sundowns vs. Pirates supporters brawl). We are one big family here. We don’t have time to fight but invest all our energies in bettering ourselves as football supporters in South Africa.

 

Cheers

Bassie

Soccer Laduma Supporters Club Is Proudly Sponsored By AVBOB. 

nextarticle

Motshwari Vital In Wits' League Title Quest – What Would You L...

60 comments

Top 5

Chiefs’ Situation To Force Manyama Deal?

29 Apr 05, 2020 09:43 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

Mourinho Names Best XI He's Coached, No Space For Benni

35 Mar 30, 2020 07:32 PM in English Premier League

Ronaldo To Become Football's First Billionaire

24 Apr 06, 2020 09:00 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

How Ex-Chiefs Striker Is Keeping In South America

22 Mar 31, 2020 08:06 AM in Players Abroad

Ronaldo To Become Football's First Billionaire

24 Apr 06, 2020 09:00 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Chiefs’ Situation To Force Manyama Deal?

29 Apr 05, 2020 09:43 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

Humble Beginnings: Sundowns Star Herding Cows At Home

5 Apr 06, 2020 09:51 AM in Ballers Cribs & Travels

UEFA Make Big Decision On Champions League & Europa

10 Apr 05, 2020 06:28 PM in UEFA Champions League

Monare's Best PSL XI Of All Time

25 Apr 04, 2020 11:35 AM in PSL

Kapinga To Downs – A Good Thing For His Career

9 Mar 30, 2020 12:05 PM in Siyagobhoza

The 10 Richest Footballers In The World

28 Nov 24, 2019 07:17 PM in World News

Big Escape…PSL Star Off The Hook?

6 Mar 30, 2020 08:36 PM in PSL

The Highest-Paid Footballers In The World Today

11 Mar 29, 2020 07:16 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Major Concern As Some Will Be Too Old

3 Mar 30, 2020 02:04 PM in PSL