SUNYANI: B/A fans chased and attacked referee on pitch (VIDEO)

Confusion rocked the Division One Zone One League match between B/A United and Real Tamale United (RTU) at the Sunyani Coronation Park on Sunday.

The confusion erupted after a clash between supporters of both clubs following a penalty awarded by referee Maxwell Henson to RTU in the first half of the game.

The fans of the B/A United who were unhappy with the referee’s decision stormed the field, chased and beat him up before security personal could rescue him.

After the ordeal he went through, the referee decided not to continue with the match by officials intervened and he changed his decision.

When the march resumed after an hour, Mr Henson decided to reverse his penalty decision in favour of RTU.

This decision did not go down well with the supporters of the RTU, who started throwing offensive weapons such as stones, sticks and metal objects towards the direction of the B/A United supporters.

The supporters of the B/A United mobilised similar weapons to and retaliated the action of supporters of the visitors.

Traders and other onlookers who were around the premises of the part had to run for their lives as stones and sticks were flying in the sky.

The police and military personal deployed to ensure law and order had to fire several warning shots before they were able to escort the RTU players and supporters.

Several shops, including vehicles parked around the park, had been destroyed, with some of the vehicles having their windscreens and driving mirrors smashed.

The supporters of the B/A United later chased and beat up the wheelbarrow and truck pushers in the Central Business District of Sunyani.

They accused them of teaming up with supporters of RTU by mobilising offensive weapons to attack them.

Some of the supporters of the B/A United told the Daily Graphic that, they disagreed with the referee’s penalty decision.

According to them, their team had three different penalties, but the referee denied them and could not understand why he awarded a fake penalty to the visiting team.

Meanwhile, the match has been postponed to tomorrow Monday, July 5, 2020, at 10: 00 am at the same venue.

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