PSL to ban vuvuzelas?


PSL prosecutor Zola Majavu has sent a strong message to soccer hooligans, suggesting that perhaps the League might in fact ban the use of these instruments at games if attitudes are not changed.

And this could be further enhanced by scenes on Wednesday night when Mamelodi Sundowns coach Gordon Igesund was struck by a vuvuzela thrown from the stands as his side lost 2-1 to Platinum Stars.

“You are not doing your clubs a favour by throwing things at the coach,” Majavu says.

“I do not want to speak for the clubs themselves, but I think I also have the responsibility to warn the fans out there that this type of behaviour is unacceptable. No matter how upset they might be with some of their match officials’ decisions, they cannot and should not behave in this particular manner.”

_quoteHe told the media that he was making the appeal to unruly fans because one day someone may get hurt.

“Clubs are doing their best to try and educate their supporters but we as a football-loving nation have a responsibility to self-police. It is about time that we send a strong message to the fans themselves. We’ve tried a combination of sentences like lock-outs and fines and just about everything that one can imagine, but in the end it doesn’t seem to be doing the trick.

“I don’t understand what would motivate a person to throw a vuvuzela at anybody because the next thing that is going to happen, and I’m just surmising here, is that the League might be tempted to even ban vuvuzelas, just like bottles are banned.

“And imagine if they are banned, how dull the games will be. But it is not all doom and gloom, we are all hard at work and I’m hoping that by the end of the season, we’ll be speaking less about such incidents,” he adds.