Bucs to pay R100k for storming pitch
PSL prosecutor Majavu appeals to fans to behave
PSL prosecutor Zola Majavu has urged football spectators to stop pitch-invasions after cracking the whip on Orlando Pirates for such an offence.
Pirates will now fork out R100,000 for their fans’ invading the pitch when they thumped Mamelodi Sundowns 3-0 in the MTN8 semifinal second leg at Peter Mokaba Stadium last month.
The Buccaneers have been fined R200,000, half of which suspended for two years on condition they are not found guilty of the same offence.
“I wish to make a plea to the fans out there, as the league’s prosecuting authority, to refrain from behaving in a manner that would land the teams they claim to love in hot water because according to the rules of the league, that amounts to strict liability and it matters not how many fans invade the pitch... even [it’s] one fan, that can land their respective clubs in serious trouble,” Majavu said yesterday.
“They pleaded guilty as charged; a monetary fine... of R200,000 – half of which is suspended for a period of 24 months on condition they are not found guilty of the same offence again. Effectively, they have to pay R100,000 plus 50% of the DC costs of the hearing for today.”