JOHANNESBURG - South African premier
league leaders Orlando Pirates face possible sanctions and a
heavy fine after a fan threw porridge at a match official at a
match in Durban last month.
The Pirates are being charged with spectator misbehaviour
and bringing the game into disrepute after one of their
supporters lobbed a handful of stodgy porridge, which South
Africans commonly eat with most meals, at the referee.
The incident came at the end of a comfortable away win for
In October last year, arch rivals Kaizer Chiefs were handed
a suspended 500,000 rand ($72,630) fine after angry fans threw
two plastic vuvuzelas and a cabbage onto the pitch during a cup
tie to protest refereeing decisions.
The throwing of missiles onto the field by frustrated fans
was a major problem in South African football for some time but
has almost disappeared in recent years.
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