Harsh repercussions for unruly Vodacom Bulls fan

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Keven Mealamu, Bjorn Basson and the perpetrator (Photo: Anton Geyser)

A moment of disorderly behaviour by a Vodacom Bulls fan has resulted in the individual being arrested and removed from Loftus Versfeld as the Blue Bulls Company continue to crack down on fans that step out of line. Immediately after the final whistle in the Vodacom Bulls loss to the Blues last evening, Johannes Gideon Nel dodged security and threw a plastic bottle in the direction of the players, striking winning Blues captain Keven Mealamu. Nel was immediately arrested comments Blue Bulls Company CEO, Barend van Graan;

“We absolutely refuse to accept this unsportsmanlike behaviour and have arrested the individual. The Blue Bulls Company works tirelessly to create an environment that is friendly and fair to all ages, races and nationalities. We want to warn our fans that irrespective of our on field performances, we will not accept ‘fans’ taking out their anger on our opponents. We will respond to this matter timeously and follow the necessary procedures in order to ensure that this individual learns his lesson.”

Nel was immediately escorted to the security control room and later taken to the Sunnyside Police Station where a charge of assault has been laid upon him.

Van Graan concludes;

“We will continue to enforce even stricter security measures as behaviour like this is not welcome at Loftus.”

Keven Mealamu clearly took exception when he got hit by a bottle thrown by an unruly fan. Exclusive photo by Rugby15

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