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.”