Highlanders Football Club has described the perpetrators of yesterday’s violence as individuals who care less about the growth of football as their actions placed a negative image on the country’s local league.
In a statement, Highlanders Football Club said the ugly scenes that were witnessed yesterday could cause a draw back to efforts that have been made to bring fans back to the stadiums and get corporate support to teams.
“The club condemns the unsporting behaviour that negatively profiles Zimbabwean football as a brand. It is sad to witness such ugly scenes at a family sport event, especially at a time when the club, together with other stakeholders are working tirelessly to bring fans back to the stadiums and convincing the corporate world that sport in general, and football in particular is worth their support.
“We would like to apologise to all our stakeholders, particularly our sponsors, partners and innocent football loving fans who were affected by acts of a few selfish individuals who care less about the growth of their clubs and football in general, “ reads the statement.
Violence broke out at Barbourfields Stadium when Highlanders FC was trailing behind Dynamos by 2 goals in 38 minutes, forcing the match to be abandoned.