No room for violence in football
EDITOR — The chaotic scenes witnessed during the match between Nichrut FC and Caps United FC at Ascot Stadium on Saturday 28 April 2018 should be condemned by all and sundry as it tarnishes the image of domestic football.
It is worrisome that many football fans are known for throwing missiles on the field of play. Why is hooliganism hogging limelight at football matches?
It is an open secret that some big teams like Dynamos, Highlanders and Caps United have supporters known for such barbaric and wayward behaviour.
In the world of football, the culture of violence in football matches must not be tolerated, and should come to an end as there is no room for hooliganism in the world’s most beautiful game.
Those caught on wrong side of the law must face stiffer penalties. I urge law enforcement agents to deal with rowdy supporters who come to disturb the smooth flow of matches every time. The Premier Soccer League disciplinary committee should go back to the drawing board and come up with worthwhile ideas to tackle the prevailing situation in the football fraternity.
Violence doesn’t solve anything, but instead, scares away sponsors.
As I write this piece, my heart is bleeding. What is the meaning of all this? Surely there are some teething problems somewhere. Who are chiefly to blame then?
The club executive members, fans, technical bench and players must be disciplined please. Match officials must be fair, and avoid controversial decision to influence the outcome of matches.
They should take bribes because certain teams have gained the notoriety of passing khaki envelopes to referees.
Football must be won on the field of play, not in boardroom. At the end of the day the best team should win. Period!
Big-headed and emotionally flammable football fans should not set their legs at match venues; we encourage them to stay at their homes than to wreak havoc when results go against them.
Football fans should behave like human being not like monkeys or baboons.
Football is there to unite and to unnecessarily divide us.
We are one family and the whole soccer fraternity agrees with me that hurting and hating each other because of football both parochial and primitive.
We want the PSL brand to grow and be more competitive. We cannot grow and better it without discipline. The 2018 PSL should be lucrative; the beautiful game should not be marred with deliberate chaos, please! We must introspect and be matured. Terrence Mwedzi, Osborne Dam, Mutasa.