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Highlanders face the music over fan trouble

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Football giants Highlanders have been summoned before a Premier Soccer League (PSL) Disciplinary hearing after fans linked to the popular club invaded the pitch and caused the abandonment of a match pitting the club and FC Platinum over a week ago.

The hearing is set for 10 May 2022 at the PSL offices.

The crowd trouble was provoked by a controversial penalty that was awarded to the reigning champions with eight minutes left of play on the referee’s clock.

Highlanders has blamed police for indiscriminately throwing teargas at the fans, players and officials in the stadium while worsening a situation the club insists could have been put under control without resorting to strong arm tactics.

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READ PSL FULL STATEMENT BELOW

The Premier Soccer League has summoned Highlanders FC to appear before the PSL Disciplinary Committee following acts of crowd trouble that took place at Mandava on Saturday 23 April 2022.

The club is being charged for breaching the PSL Rules and Regulations.

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In terms of Order 31 of the PSL Rules and Regulations, it is an act of misconduct on the part of the club where;

31.1.13 its supporters misbehave in any manner whatsoever, inside or whatever a ground before, during and after a match, nomatter on which ground the match is played. Without derogating from the generality of what constitutes misbehaviour on the part of the supporters, the following are specifically declared to be acts of misbehaviour:-

31.1.13.1 Invasion or attempted invasion of the field of play, save for reasons of crowd safety.

31.1.13.2 Causing the abandonment or attempting to cause abandonment of match.

31.1.13.3 Throwing or attempting to throw missiles, bottles of other objects, whether potentially harmful or dangerous or not, on the pitch, or at any person.

31.1.13.8 maliciously damaging or attempting to damage any property at the ground.

The disciplinary proceedings shall take place on Tuesday 10 May 2022 at the PSL offices.

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