PSL

Pirates found guilty of fan misbehaviour

Orlando Pirates fans (Gallo Images)
Orlando Pirates fans (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - The Premier Soccer League Disciplinary Committee has found Orlando Pirates guilty of fan misbehaviour.

During the 2016/17 season, Buccaneers fans expressed their frustration by rushing the field of play as the Sowetan giants went down 6-0 to Mamelodi Sundowns.

The match was halted in the 82nd minute to calm matters, before officials allowed the match to resume nearly an hour later.

The PSL released a statement confirming the decision while charges against Sundowns will be heard in January 2018.

The statement read:

"The Premier Soccer League Disciplinary Committee has released its ruling on the matter involving Orlando Pirates and spectator misbehaviour.

"The League had charged Orlando Pirates with contravening Rule 54 of the NSL Handbook (Rules) following acts of hooliganism by a section of supporters during the Absa Premiership fixture between Mamelodi Sundowns and Orlando Pirates on 11 February 2017 where some fans invaded the pitch.

"The PSL Disciplinary Committee found Orlando Pirates guilty. The DC will reconvened next year to impose sanction on the Member Club.

"Meanwhile, the charges against Mamelodi Sundowns - relating to the same event - will be heard in January 2018."

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