Eastern Province Rugby is aware of the video currently doing the rounds on social media, relating to a fight that broke out between spectators at the game between the Southern Kings and The Sharks on Saturday, 9 March 2013.
Eastern Province Rugby interim CEO, Charl Crous said today; “Eastern Province Rugby does not condone this type of behaviour and we are calling on all our spectators to please behave themselves in a respectable manner when attending a game. We want a day at the rugby to be a pleasant experience for everyone.
“With regards to the issue of security and police visibility, which has been raised following this video, we are working closely with Access Management to address these concerns.
“We would like to state that Access Management, as the operators of the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, have done a sterling job to date from a safety and security perspective, and 43 people who were not able to behave themselves in an appropriate manner were removed from the stadium grounds on Saturday night.
“Following the incident on Saturday night we, together with Access Management, will be adopting a zero tolerance stance.
“We will also be lobbying police to assist with regards to more visible policing, and will be assisting Access Management with other initiatives such as education campaigns around encouraging people to sit in their reserved seats.
“We would also like to take this opportunity to say that it is unfortunately only a small minority of people who are responsible, and thank the majority for their ongoing support. We would like to encourage these people to assist us in routing out the bad apples by making use of the sms line, 0832045056, to report incidents on game day.”
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See some of the comments here: You Can’t Take the Boet out of Some Rugby Supporters