PSL lambastes unruly supporters at Celtic game

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The Premier Soccer League (PSL) has spoken against spectators disrupting an Absa Premiership game between Bloemfontein Celtic and Cape Town City on Sunday afternoon.

Eight people have arrested following the disruption at the Dr Petrus Molemela Stadium in Bloemfontein.

One police officer and a supporter were wounded during the scuffle with the unruly mob. Chaos erupted 23 minutes into the game.

Violent supporters continued to barricade nearby roads with burning tyres and rocks. Angry Celtic supporters want club chairperson Max Tshabalala out of the beleaguered club.

Celtic CEO Khumbulani Konco has condemned what he calls acts of hooliganism.

“We never expected this, but unfortunately this has happened. There’s another meeting again tomorrow morning to discuss the matter. So, we will see how it goes. It’s an obvious one, we know people of Mangaung. There’ve been boycotts, boycotts after boycotts. Maybe this one they are intensifying their boycott. This is the outcome of it.”

Meanwhile, the abandoned Absa Premiership encounter between Bloemfontein Celtic and Cape Town City will be replayed not later than Wednesday at a neutral venue.

Cape Town City coach Benni McCarthy says he’s deeply disappointed with Celtic supporters.

“The fans today they disappointed themselves. They are one of the fans that every other club looks to and you wanna follow because they are behind their team no matter what, irrespective of the outcome. And it was a bit sad in today’s day and age. You don’t expect police to shoot teargas because we’ve already had so many disasters in the past.”

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