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Buccaneers and Brazilians, no violence please, it is only soccer

May the emotions be less charged when Sundowns visit Pirates tomorrow

31 March 2019 - 00:02 By BARENG BATHO-KORTJAAS

Kwezilomo Madiba, you dunderhead. You are probably asking yourself who this person is.
He is the sorry excuse of a human being whose colour of choice will be orange now that he has been able to add himself to the list of those who get counted before they sleep.
Yes, the numbskull has a new location - jail. He scored himself a new address and new attire after winning a three-year holiday in a correctional service resort.
Well, the idiot allowed his pea-sized brain to be caught up in mob psychology back in April last year when he and his fellow crazy travellers decided to invade the Moses Mabhida Stadium pitch and participate in a trail of destruction of body, limbs and property.
The dimwits were enraged by the defeat their team Kaizer Chiefs suffered at the feet of Free State Stars in a Nedbank Cup semifinal clash.
In case the gory images have escaped your memory, Madiba is the bonehead who repeatedly visited violence on a security guard as a mob of hooligans disgustingly ran amok around the 2010 World Cup venue.
For his pitch invasion savagery and his fong-kong kung-fu, this Madiba birdbrain was on Friday sentenced to three years in prison. Similar fate befell his fellow fatheads, all 11 of them, but they escaped jail time. Their three-year sentences were suspended for five years on condition that they are not convicted of the same crime during that time.
Madiba was thrown into the cells because he has a habit of having a blood rush to the head.
It turns out the thick-headed stooge is a repeat offender since he was convicted for public violence six years ago for which he was reportedly ordered to pay a fine or spend four months behind bars.
He doesn't learn from his mistakes.
The wheels of justice are slow to turn. It took 11 months for Madiba to pay for his sins during the senseless scenes that left a R2.6m bill after chairs were burnt and expensive broadcasting equipment was destroyed.
But it is gratifying to learn that at least one menace to society has been swatted.
What is disheartening is that no one has been sentenced for the crime that took place on February 11 in 2017.
There are scores of lamebrains whose participation in the destruction of property at Loftus Versfeld Stadium forced the abandonment of the Premier Soccer League match between Mamelodi Sundowns and Orlando Pirates in the 82nd minute. The mayhem at Loftus saw barbarism on steroids, loathsome stuff that must never be seen again.
In one of the most disgraceful adverts for SA soccer and with murderous enthusiasm, irate mobs engaged in vicious vandalism.
Cables were ripped-off and tampered with as the broadcasting of the match was interrupted.
Fences were flattened. Advertising boards were uprooted. Television cameras were destroyed and left in ruin in damages that amounted to millions of rands. All-out free-for-all fisticuffs broke out and left scores of people injured as shameful scenes ensued across the field in the capital of the republic.
A SA Police Services inyala was driven onto the pitch and the cops had to fire stun grenades to quell the high-octane bedlam. Violence reared its ugly head when Kaizer Chiefs were trashed 3-0 by Chippa United at FNB Stadium.
Tempers were boiling when Sundowns hosted Pirates at Loftus and one of their fans accosted Pirates assistant coach Rhulani Mokwena in his technical area.
May the emotions be less charged when the Brazilians visit the Buccaneers tomorrow night at Orlando Stadium.
Bill Shankly once opined:"Some people believe football is a matter of life and death, I am very disappointed with that attitude. I can assure you it is much, much more important than that."
He never meant we should behave like madman Madiba...

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