Club Fined After Fan Threw Porridge At The Referee

South African football club the Orlando Pirates were handed a suspended fine of 50,000 rands earlier today after the country’s Premier Soccer League found them guilty of apparently adding a bit of comedy to football. The spectator had rather humorously thrown a bowl of porridge at the referee during a successful Pirates away win back in January. What a bloody legend.Sir, you made me lol.

From Reuters:

The Soweto club, among the front-runners for the league title this season, were hit with a suspended 50,000 rand ($7,106) fine after pleading guilty to a charge of spectator misbehaviour and bringing the game into disrepute.

A supporter hurled a handful of stodgy porridge, which South Africans commonly eat with most meals, at the referee at the end of a comfortable away win for the Pirates in Durban in January.

I just though of an amazing idea. If, say, Martin Atkinson or Chris Foy are having rubbish games there should be a rule to allow spectators to throw porridge (or something of the sorts) at the out-of-form official. It would make for a hysterical new Premier League and it would add some spice to the games as well. Its something I’m rather looking forward to.


About Dylan O'Neill

Football mad Irish 20-year-old. Living in Dublin so I've had a keen interest in League of Ireland for the last 2-3 years and used to write about it on, focusing mainly on UCD's limited fortunes as well as the Irish national team. I started to merge this interest with gambling two years ago to moderate success so have continued to do so since! View all posts by Dylan O'Neill

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