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Heartland fans attack referee

Posted: 12 March 2012 Time: 10:32

Fans of Heartland watched their team surrender a two-goal lead to lose 2-3 at home to Enyimba, then took their anger out on referee Gabriel Adigwe.

The match official was brutally assaulted before he was rescued by security officials, after which the fans turned on each other.

Enyimba were not spared in the violence, as Team Manager Deboy Enwuronwu was also assaulted.

NPL's Acting Executive Secretary Tunji Babalola says the Owerri club can expect disciplinary action

"These are the kinds of things we don't want to see in the league. Both sides played good football and the fans should have accepted the result rather than turn violent.

"We will take action," he said.

Previous comments on this story...

posted: 11:00 am
Cash fine and club banishing should not be the only punishment for the erring club(s),fan(s) should also be heavily prosecuted.
posted: 12:14 pm
posted: 01:59 pm
Bia Ndi Owerri , Why una dey beat ref ,dey beat Enyimba fans, dey fight among una sef nah ???? Una no know say una be brothers ??? Abeg mek una stop that rubish and grow up. United we stand.

» Uche hat-trick lifts Espanyol

Reads: 439 Comments: 2 Sunday, March 11th, 2012 at 14:49


Espanyol climbed into the top half of the Spanish Primera Liga standings after a hat-trick by midfielder Kalu Uche helped them to a 5:1 thrashing of the visiting Rayo Vallecano on Sunday.

The Nigeria international scored twice in the first half either side of a Philip Coutinho brace as the Catalans raced to a four nil lead at the break.

Rayo pulled one back through Raul Tamudo in the 54th minute, before Uche capped the win on 69 minutes.

Uche, who rejoined Espanyol in the winter transfer window after an earlier spell in the 2000-01 season, has now scored four goals in five appearances for the club.

Meanwhile younger brother Ikechukwu Uche was on the losing side after playing all 90 minutes for Granada in their 2:0 loss at Atletico Madrid today.

Congrats Uche Kalu a.k.a 'Senegal' . Football no dey hide sha.
Clever boys
posted: 11:29 pm
I was planning to come over to Nigeria for the next month Champions league clash between Sunshine Stars and Recreative Lebolo in Akure. I am not going there anymore these particular Nigerians are still as baberic as they were 20 years ago. Where were security guards? These are two big giants in Nigeria there should always be a tight security. Oh what a joke. I have been wondering why most Nigerians following English teams instead of their own.Now I know
posted: 11:52 pm
I am a Chelsea Fan but Mannnnnnn I love Arse Wenger!! Arsenal are playin nice football at the moment!!
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posted: 10:46 am
Journalism oooooo, this post has been here for more then 24hrs, JOURNALISMOOOOOOOOOO.
posted: 04:45 pm
Its not good to hear this 2 sides have this kind of thing . They have same fan base I know . I 1der y .
posted: 09:15 pm
so a week after getting attacked on the road, Heartland fans attack somebody at "home"
Classy. Make Egyptians look like peaceful monks
posted: 01:44 pm
i watched the game on super sports, it was such a shame. the guys were not ebven ashamed that the match was being watched live and their faces were so glaring as they ran arround the pitch pursuing the referee. i felt so ashamed and supersports was sharp and quick to remove the scene immedaitely. the guys who masterminded the attack were not more than 5 of the whole crowd. no need to punish the whole fans. with tv replays the masterminds can be singled out and charged for criminal assault.
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