Bosso to visit bashed cop
HIGHLANDERS will visit the police officer who was viciously attacked by marauding fans that invaded the pitch at the end of a Castle Lager Premiership encounter against Chicken Inn at Barbourfields Stadium last Sunday.
The match ended in a 1-1 stalemate and crowd trouble erupted soon after the end of the tie as hooligans invaded the pitch and confronted the few police details that had been deployed to maintain order.
The police retreated to safety at the VIP stand after realising that the thugs would not back off, but not all of them made it, as one unfortunate officer was sadly brutalised with his shield until he lost consciousness.
“We will pay the officer a visit to render him and his family our support as well as to comfort him,” said Highlanders’ chief executive officer Ndumiso Gumede yesterday.
Gumede reiterated the need for football fans to desist from engaging in acts of violence as that tarnished the game, the club and sponsors.
He also called on the police to be thorough in their search of fans entering the stadium for alcohol and other dangerous substances that could be used as weapons.
It would appear ice cream vendors and fruit sellers are responsible for smuggling alcoholic beverages into the stadium, as they are not searched.
Others use bread, which they dampen with alcohol and eat, siphoning the booze once inside the stadium.
Bosso supporters invade the pitch during their game with Chichen Inn