OPINION | Ellis Park and Orkney stadium tragedies should no longer be treated like afterthoughts

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Ellis Park stampede: Irvin Khoza (L), Robin Petersen, Putco Mafani, Kaizer Motaung. (Gavin Barker/Gallo Images)
Ellis Park stampede: Irvin Khoza (L), Robin Petersen, Putco Mafani, Kaizer Motaung. (Gavin Barker/Gallo Images)
(Gavin Barker/Gallo Images)

Judging from social media, fans appear to be hungry to return to stadiums to watch live sport.

The fact that alcohol establishments are allowed to operate and have a large number of people in enclosed spaces in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, has raised their ire. They - the sports fans - may have a point.

But a concern I've always had is the lack of self-control among spectators, and that combination of euphoria and adrenalin at live venues are probably the last things we need during the pandemic.

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