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Bucs Supporters Thanked For Obeying Sanction, Violence Strongly Condemned

Orlando Pirates Supporters Thanked For Adhering To PSL Sanction

By Soccer Laduma - Apr 26, 2018 05:57 PM

Orlando Pirates supporters have been commended for adhering to the PSL’s disciplinary committee sanction for not going to the stadium during last night’s match against Bidvest Wits.

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Last week, it was confirmed by Pirates that the team would play their match against Wits in a closed stadium, in terms of a sanction handed down by the PSL’s DC, as a punishment for last season’s incident of crowd violence which took place at Loftus Versfeld Stadium on 11 February 2017, during their match against Mamelodi Sundowns.  

As a result, no Bucs supporter was at the Orlando Stadium to witness their team beat Wits 4-0 last night.

Speaking after the match, Bucs’ media officer Thandi Merafe thanked the supporters for adhering to the PSL’s sanction for staying away from the stadium.

“For us, it was a bit weird, like the coach said, playing to an empty stadium, and we just hope that the supporters out there see that there will be serious sanctions… there will be serious action taken against hooliganism or any act of violence at the stadium," said Merafe.

“It's something that we strongly condemn as the club. We can never condone such actions, and at the end of the day, even though it was tough playing without them here, because the 12th man factor always play an important role for us, we understand why they are not here. We accept why they are not here," she added.  

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“The most important thing is that we want to thank them for respecting the Premier Soccer League’s Disciplinary Committee sanction, and (for) not coming to the stadium today. We thank them for adhering to the sanction that was given and respecting that. I think, at the end of the day, it’s been a good day for everyone in Orlando Pirates – the team, as well as the supporters – because we work together. Even though the supporters weren’t here, I believe that today’s results was a joint result. With them not being here, they showed support. They showed that they understand why the sanction against them was given, and we appreciate that. They allowed the team to do their job, which is to play and focus on playing only and not think about what else could have transpired outside,” concluded the club's spokesperson.  


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STOANICIOUS Joined: 21 Jul 2016
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STOANICIOUS Apr 28, 2018 07:54 AM
No,they were not doing any favour, they had to!
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Daniel Madenza Kutumela Apr 27, 2018 08:10 AM
We weren't there personally but there spiritually
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slowpoison Apr 27, 2018 07:27 AM
@wash & wear kikiki.. but it seems that u enjoyed reading this long useless essay khosi
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LeCowhlohlo Apr 27, 2018 03:38 AM
@Bongz4bucs.. What I can tell you is Shonga played a big role for Mulenga to join bucs.
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scoreman99 Apr 27, 2018 02:06 AM
@wash & wear now u want mixed up our self with Dunu yellow teeth nation?
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Theemba M Apr 27, 2018 01:51 AM
We stay away because we love these team so much,it was a right thing to do
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Bongz4bucs.. Apr 27, 2018 12:42 AM
No we thank management for employing coach Mucho...he rly turns things around...we r now proud of the team...who ever scouted Mulenga did a very good job ..thank you team management
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fisto vs zebraditor Apr 26, 2018 06:44 PM
Mxxxm
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Xolisa{khosificated} Apr 26, 2018 06:33 PM
Tjeeeer umathile locc just like all rats family. Tjerrr i cant believe she praised an obvious thing. Tickets were withheld..
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LeCowhlohlo Apr 26, 2018 06:33 PM
They showed that they can play without our support.
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LeCowhlohlo Apr 26, 2018 06:28 PM
Ai, What will we going to do on the stadium we don't have the tickets on our hands if I may ask??
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wash & wear Apr 26, 2018 06:25 PM
mxm uselessss long essay to rats vultures with yellow teeth

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