PSL offside punishing Morton twice
The PSL has always proved to be reactive rather than proactive.
The heated confrontation that led to sending off of AmaZulu workhorse Michael Morton proved that. That match was played on September 20 and players involved were charged on October 10. What was the PSL thinking all this time?
For me, charging Morton after he was sent off is wrong and flawed. Is the PSL intending to punish Morton twice for the same offence?
Gabadinho Mhango should have been charged and punished immediately after the incident. For the record, Mhango spat in Morton’s face during a melee.
Mhango demeaned Morton as a man. Morton posted a tweet, expressing regret for the way he reacted. I empathise with him; everyone defends themselves when disrespected.
The PSL would be well advised to learn from the English Premier League where people who misbehave are charged promptly after the offence. AmaZulu even sent a letter to Mato Madlala, PSL acting CEO, protesting over the way the incident was handled.
Mhango deserves the harshest punishment possible. For us to take the PSL seriously, there must be urgency in dealing with wayward players and team officials. Charging them must not be an afterthought.
Richardson Mzaidume, Pimville