PSL remembers Ellis Park disaster

2015-04-11 11:59

The Premier Soccer League (PSL) has paid tribute to fans who lost their lives in the Ellis Park Disaster 14 years ago.

The Ellis Park Disaster was the worst sporting accident in South African history, with 43 soccer fans crushed to death during a Soweto derby between Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates on April 11, 2001.

“On this day in 2001, 43 football fans lost their lives while attending a football match during what is now referred to as the ‘Ellis Park Disaster’,” the PSL said via a media statement. “The Premier Soccer League remembers those football supporters who tragically lost their lives. “Every year we remind ourselves and the lessons the tragedy offered. Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with the families of those football supporters who lost their lives.” Several people have remembered those lost via social media.

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