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Mossel Bay: Hooliganism at rugby game caught on tape

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Published on Aug 4, 2009

As per EWN: http://www.ewn.co.za/articleprog.aspx...
Hooliganism at rugby game caught on tape

The Mossel Bay Rugby Club said on Tuesday it wanted the South Western Districts Rugby Football Union to send out a strong message against fan hooliganism.

Police are investigating a brawl between rival supporters during a match between Mossel Bay and Heidelberg on Saturday that left several people injured.

Mossel Bay coach Pierre Bezuidenhoudt said they had video footage of visiting supporters running onto the pitch with knives, broken bottles and pipes.

We are not going to just leave it there. Its not a question of whether we have anything personal against Heidelberg but something must be done from union level downwards to ensure safety of players, safety of spectators and the fact that at the end of the day, hooliganism will not be tolerated.

The Heidelberg Rugby Club could not be reached for comment but Bezuidenhoudt said the footage was damning.

Various people can be identified on it throwing chairs. There were various instances of knives being identified in the hands of spectators. The whole violent episode is on tape, its unbelievable that something like this can happen at a rugby game.
(Edited by Danya Philander)

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