Referee Attacked By Man Driving His BMW Onto The Pitch In South Africa
A fan has bizarrely driven onto the pitch in their car in an attempt to attack the referee.
The incident took place in South Africa this weekend and had fans terrified as the BMW circled around the pitch.
Fans and players can be seen running for safety as the car makes its way around the pitch and onto the touchline.
Check out the clip below.
Apparently he wanted to run over the referee :disappointed:. TF?! #ABCMotsepe pic.twitter.com/dqjUCUyIHv
- Dineo Daisy Diphoko. (@DaisyDiphoko) February 23, 2020
The ABC Motsepe League match between Luka Ball Controllers and Polokwane City Rovers was called off due to fear for fan safety.
Per The Citizen, the fan drove onto the pitch as he was unhappy with the official ruling against his team on numerous occasions.
"We as #SAFPU are shocked to have witnessed such barbaric behavior," read a statement from the Union's Secretary General Nhlanhla Shabalala. "There is no place for it in football.
"We will be meeting in earnest with the South African Football Association to resolve."
The fan was reportedly irate when he saw Ball Controllers go 2-1 behind after previously leading the game 1-0.
"Each time the game was set to restart he threatened to go on to the field against. It spoiled the game because be kept trying to drive the car towards the City Rovers bench," a source at the stadium explained.
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"He wanted to hit the referee, that is who he was targeting, he turned his attention to the Rover bench in frustration because the referee made his way off the field as he feared he would be run over by the fan."
In last Wednesday night's game between Mamelodi Sundowns and Blem Celtic the Sundowns, leading 2-1, got a corner in the 81st minute.
But by the time they'd taken the set piece it was the 86th minute and time was ticking away.
During the five minutes four Sundowns' players went to take the corner, three were booked, and the manager also made a substitution - incredible work.
Gaston Sirino, Hlompho Kekana and Sibusiso Vilakazi were all handed yellow cards for time wasting, within the space of two minutes, in Sundowns' victory over Bloem Celtic. Ace Ncobo believes that there is no place in football for this type of behaviour.#AbsaPremiership pic.twitter.com/3Vy5HSzIhY
- SuperSport :trophy: (@SuperSportTV) February 25, 2020
Sibusiso Vilakazi put the home side ahead after just 15 minutes before Ndumiso Mabena equalised for Celtic 15 minutes later.
The home side retook the lead through midfielder Hlompho Kekana on 55 minutes and held on to the lead, thanks in part to wasting five minutes at the end of the game.
Gaston Sirino, Vilakazi and Hlompho Kekana were all booked for their inability to take the corner in a swift manner, before Kekana was subbed off.