Fans start fighting after Kaizer Chiefs lost to Free State Stars in their Nedbank Cup semi-final. Photo: Motshwari Mofokeng/ANA

JOHANNESBURG  The SA Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (Sascoc) has condemned the violence perpetrated by football spectators in Durban following Kaizer Chiefs’ 2-0 loss to Free State Stars in the Nedbank Cup on Saturday.

Disappointed fans ran amok at the Moses Madhiba Stadium after the final whistle of the semi-final of the cup competition.

Sascoc president Gideon Sam had harsh words for the undisciplined behaviour.

“There is simply no excuse for this manner of behaviour, not this weekend, not ever.” said Sam

“Sport is supposed to be a competitive thing, but at all times played in a spirit of camaraderie. Even if one’s team loses, there is no excuse to take out frustration on public property.

“What example does this send out to the next generation of sportsmen and women and sports spectators. More importantly, what does the world think of such uncouth behaviour?

“This Monday sees the rainbow nation celebrating in Pretoria the hard-earned medals won by Team SA at the recent Commonwealth Games. These athletes do not deserve to see their achievements overshadowed by this behaviour.

“We join the rest of South Africa in hoping that these perpetrators are brought to book as soon as possible and that the full force of law is implemented against them.” 

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