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Kaizer Chiefs slam booing fans at Soccer City

Posted: 18 February 2013 Time: 21:34

Kaizer Chiefs have hit out at a section of their fans for booing players during matches.

The club was referring to incidents during Saturday evening’s 2-1 win against Free State Stars, when a section of the crowd starting jeering the players and were doing hand signals for the coach to makes substitutions.

The club have hit out at the behaviour, saying “it needs to be stopped as a matter of urgency”.

A statement on their website read: “Kaizer Chiefs would like to condemn in the strongest possible terms the behaviour by a section of ‘supporters’ at the home game against Free State Stars in a league encounter played on Saturday, 16 February 2013.

“The club observed with utter disgust the booing of certain players coupled with the hand and whistling demonstrations signalling to try and force the technical team to effect substitutions. This phenomenon is persisting in our football and needs to be stopped as a matter of urgency.”

Corporate Communications Manager Vina Maphosa believes that some fans arrive at the stadium simply to cause problems.

“Fans arrive at the stadium with intentional bad behaviour; the point in case was perfectly illustrated in this particular game as bad behaviour by some ‘supporters’ started as early as the ninth minute of the game,” he tells the club’s official website.

“This behaviour is orchestrated and premeditated – the players were booed at the first touch of the ball while abuse was hurled to the players. We have also noted that the perpetrators occupy strategic seating – but the most worrying factor is that by the look of things the boo-brigade arrives at the stadium prepared to cause chaos.”

Previous comments on this story...

Sir eeemzaa-walikhosi
posted: 09:39 pm
Its pierats supporters not chiefs
We love Sir Alex Baxter

K4L ; let's hear
ratanda (bucs 2nd star)
posted: 09:41 pm
lol give them choke slams bobby
El Kampion
posted: 09:46 pm
It was not the first time and won't be the last,bloody idiots hypocrites

They booed Teko and now their own players,izinja zika Bobby...they are feeling the heat from Mr Chef's kitchen

But again,cows are cows and deserve the booing
posted: 09:46 pm
Only those who nvr touch da ball in their life make dat stupid thngs
posted: 09:49 pm
Daniel Bennet is in keizer chiefs pay roll. Brown envelope @ its best
El Asesino Cérébrale
posted: 09:53 pm
Corporate Communications Manager Vina Maphosa

Dear Sir Maphosa

Plain language, English in this instance would be more welcome. Do you know your target audience? Please use the words most of your fans are familiar with. You rebuke is more like the 'anger' of political young guns trying to feel intimidative. Kindly use simpler words my dear brother. After all that is the basic rule in PR/ Journalism and/or Communication.

Dankie - Ke a leboga
posted: 09:54 pm
Is this guy new to football or what. We travel long distance to watch the game, and we buy merchandise and all. We are entitled to our opinion and damn we know our football. This fool must shut up and tell those who are not performing to lift up their game.
posted: 09:55 pm
It's the Pierats supporters... No wonder they can't fill the Orlando Stadium. Ba busy attending Chiefs games and not Pierats games?
posted: 09:55 pm
you can change its colours but not its nature.
A zebra is zebra
once and always.
Anyway would be very hard even 4me when my team was sarroundend by a lots of cows. I would boo the f*ck of them.
El Kampion
posted: 09:55 pm
They also booed "Killer" @ Cape sure they boo their children too and partners too

Trying to get Chiefs fans not to boo players is like trying to teach a pig to sing
Lady Goldilight
posted: 10:04 pm
@El kampion

Please don't make out OP supporters to be angels. You and I both know that their behaviour is similar, in many ways, to the one mentioned above.
posted: 10:05 pm
Its not just a chiefs or a pirates issue. Its fans who expect instant results. When a player makes a mistake, the fans go crazy. However players also need to understand that its not just kickin the ball, they need to fight and show dedication- with that being said, booing of players as early as the 9th minute is not on. Fans need to be educated. Workshops and roadtrips need to be organized by the clubs to curb this mampara behaviour. Up the bucs!
Herbert "herbs" semenya
posted: 10:08 pm
If u can take a closer look in dis photo eeeemzaaaa wa legosha,joe banana,paul4cowsi r de ones causing havoc,what can u say ke di zebraz,they r used to it
El Kampion
posted: 10:18 pm
Goldilightposted: 10:04 pm  |  Report
@El kampion

Please don't make out OP supporters to be angels. You and I both know that their behaviour is similar, in many ways, to the one mentioned above.
And no one will treat us like dogs and tell us this #### that Vivicker Vox is telling you

We spiritually owned that Superbrand status of a brand team,and our opinions matters and we are respected...

Nyawana and Khune already came out and asked for the same thing,it shows a lack of respect from Chiefs as a team...mara I would also boo if my team had such cows
Lady Goldilight
posted: 10:25 pm
@El kampion

Write whatever you like, but the truth of the matter is Chiefs and Pirates supporters act the same way when things don't seem to go as they expected.
posted: 10:57 pm
The team is not doing well and is the 70min on the clock, a certain player is not on form on the day and we can all see he is costing the team we love and passionate about, the technical team is pretending as if nothing is wrong and we are a goal down no substitude is made what do you expect, we will voice out our concern. They don't know how much we spend to be there on the stadium and how it is like to be a loughing stock of Orlando Pirates supprters, being told that we are holding an umbrella for them. If you want us to stop booing give us 100% all the time, Chiefs is a big club that means more pressure and players should know playing for Chiefs comes with pressure, it's almost 8years since we won the league, we as fans we hungry for the league
posted: 11:01 pm
The club observed with utter disgust the booing of certain players coupled with the hand and whistling demonstrations signalling to try and force the technical team to effect substitutions.
I hope the culprits smell the aroma of this statement! Its obvious the Gorrilas and Zikhothane are behind this, a croop of illiterate fools and no comparison by any standards!

Reason being: 1st, the izikhothane fans some of them r currently going prosecution after their bleak start to the current season. 2nd, di Gorrila the least said about them, they ounce torched FNB stadia and use to beat Chiefs fans!

Please we need SAPS intervention, we cannot allow this brood of vipers to harras our players!

Gold the only high standard!!!
posted: 11:06 pm
we dnt attend chpz games n boo at thr cow playas we mind our own busines duh stpd fan?
The Ghost
posted: 11:20 pm
Where is that love and peace you always preached about? Oh, that ended a long time ago, phela makhosikazi are boring especially at that time of the month when they get premenstrual.
posted: 11:43 pm
I smell a rotten rodent... Pierats fans even like KC facebook page & I suspect they stopped following their own team in an attempt 2 sabotage us, even gone as far as buying KC fake replica from the streets & rob people 2 fund their KC game tickets... Well I tell u what rats go swim c0z we run this sh!t.
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