Remo Stars football club has identified the fans who assaulted referees in Sunday’s Nigeria professional football league game with Bendel Insurance of Benin at Gateway stadium in Sagamu.
It will be recalled that the fans assaulted the referees and left one of them with a cut on the after the final whistle of the game after the official ruled out the home side’s winning goal for an offside.
According to Brilia FM while quoting the Club’s media Manager Dimeji Oshonde, the club regretted some unlawful fans rubbished the efforts of club who had early display a banner showing support for Nigeria referees.
“It is so unfortunate we find ourselves in this kind of situation but the truth is Remo Stars FC does everything possible to ensure that there isn’t any violence or sort at the Stadium.
Before the commencement of our game against Bendel Insurance, we put up a campaign that says ‘Beat a referee, kill the game’ we won’t therefore now encourage such act.
Also there are outcries that the fans of our club was involved in the act but we are sure that none of our supporters would do such an act before, during and after the game.
“It’s good news for us that the individuals that committed the offense has been identified and he will be arrested as soon as possible.“ The statement reads.
Remo Stars which will be hoping to avoid a stadium banishment from the League Management Company will visits Niger Tornadoes on Wednesday for their second league game of the season.