Gumede says Police are failing to do their job at stadia

Gumede says Police are failing to do their job at stadia

Highlanders CEO Ndumiso Gumede says the police failed to do their job after violence marred the 1-1 draw with Chicken Inn on Sunday at Barbourfields Stadium.

Highlanders fans invaded the pitch and clashed with the police leaving one policeman injured in the process.

Highlanders are set to be sanctioned by the PSL for the incident while the government has already called for stern punishment for preparatory of violence.

Speaking to the Chronicle Gumede said,  “They are trained to deal with crowd trouble, but when they come to Barbourfields they will be busy watching football leaning on the fence. At the Olympics, the police watch the crowd, but here it’s the other way round.

“Bottles and stones are brought into the stadium and it all shows that the police are not doing their job.

“What are we paying the police for? They must forfeit the money we paid them so that we pay the disciplinary fees to the Premier Soccer League. The police failed us.

Gumede said Highlanders strongly condemned hooliganism and said perpetrators of violence needed to be arrested and locked up.

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