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Wamanafo Royals beg for pardon after fans assault referees (PHOTOS)

BY: Kweku Zurek
Wamanafo Royals beg for pardon after fans attack referees (PHOTOS)
Wamanafo Royals beg for pardon after fans attack referees (PHOTOS)

Division One League side Wamanafo Mighty Royals have condemned the behaviour of their fans after they assaulted the referees who officiated their match against regional rivals, Bofoakwa Tano, on Sunday.

The fans pounced on the officials which included centre referee Niatire Suntuo Aziz and his assistants Suleman Mohammed, Yakubu Abdul Rahman and the Fourth Official Hasim Yakubu after the game ended 0-0.

The fans rushed onto the pitch after the final whistle and assaulted the officials accusing them of unfair officiating.

The bloodied officials later went viral in photographs that were shared on social media platforms Twitter and Facebook.

Club reaction

The club in a letter addressed to the Ghana Football Association (GFA) Disciplinary Committee said it was displeased about the act of its supporters, adding that it was assisting the Police to bring the culprits to justice.

It also urged the referees affected referees and the Ghana Football Association to pardon the club.

"Unfortunately, there was agitation from the side of the supporters of Wamanafo Mighty Royals FC during and after the match against Bofoakwa FC, today 28/03/2021, which led to assaults of the referees who handled the match," the club said in a letter signed by its President Ernest Kwabena Baah.

"The management of Wamanafo Mighty Royals FC condemn the act and we solemnly express our displeasure against the act of the supporters. We are currently assisting the police on all necessary investigations to bring the culprits to justice.

"However, we plead pardon for the club from the side of the affected referees and the FA in general".

Read the entire statement below;