Heartland fans attack referee
Posted: 12 March 2012 Time: 10:32 am
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.