Bucs sanctioned for Loftus rampage

The incident took place over 14 months ago, when Pirates fans stormed onto the pitch while vandalising the broadcasters' equipment as the team succumbed to a 6-0 thrashing at the hands of Mamelodi Sundowns.

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The PSL DC initially reserved their judgement, and have today ordered the Buccaneers to play two of their home matches behind closed doors, with one of these suspended for a 24-month period.

"The Disciplinary Committee has sanctioned Orlando Pirates by ordering that the club must play two home matches in a closed stadium. The implementation of one of these matches has been suspended for a period 24 months," read a statement released on Tuesday.

"In the Disciplinary Committee’s opinion, the sentence was warranted because of the seriousness of the misconduct.

"In addition, the Disciplinary Committee was of the view that a sanction of this nature is the only way in which the fans of the club could be punished simultaneously with the club, for their errant behaviour during football matches."

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