Hooliganism in football has once again been captured on cameras in Ghana as a video tape has emerged of fans of Ghanaian Division One League side Brong Ahafo United invading the field of play during a league match.
In an amateur video shot by spectator in the stands, over six supporters of the former Ghana Premier League side entered the inner perimeter and harassed the assistant referee.
Berekum Arsenal, the away side, had taken a 1-0 lead and were gunning for the maximum points.
With defeat staring in the faces of the home side, their fans couldn’t take it and went onto the pitch to apparently intimidate the match official to take decisions in their favour.
The Apostles of Power Soccer eventual won a penalty and equalised to earn a point from the game.
The action, which is definitely condemnable by FIFA laws of the game and punishable, appears to have taken stranglehold of lower-tier games in Ghana.
Last month, a referee discontinued officiating a game in the Ghana Premier League, after he was struck down by a missile from the home fans.
The Ghana FA is yet to apply sanctions to any of the parties involved in the game.
Watch the video of the incident below.
Fans of B. A United invade the inner perimeter to threaten linesman during Division One League game with Berekum Arsenal pic.twitter.com/cWA6XYymRk
— Ghanasportsonline (@Ghanasport) May 18, 2018
By El Akyereko