Pirates ordered to play behind closed doors

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Mthokozisi Dube of Orlando Pirates reacts in disappointment during the 2018 Nedbank Cup Last 16 football Match between Cape Town City FC and Orlando Pirates at Cape Town Stadium in Cape Town on 14 March 2018

JOHANNESBURG - The Premier Soccer League (PSL) Disciplinary Committee on Tuesday handed down its sanctions against Orlando Pirates arising from the crowd violence which took place at Loftus Stadium during the club’s match against Mamelodi Sundowns.

The match in question took place on 11 February 2017.

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The Disciplinary Committee sanctioned Orlando Pirates by ordering the club play two home matches in a closed stadium. The implementation of one of these matches has been suspended for a period 24 months.

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In the Disciplinary Committee’s opinion, the sentence was warranted because of the seriousness of the misconduct.

In addition, the Disciplinary Committee was of the view that a sanction of this nature is the only way in which the fans of the club could be punished simultaneously with the club, for their behaviour during football matches.

Orlando Pirates was also ordered to pay the costs of the sittings of the Disciplinary Committee.

 

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