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Pakistan fans arrested for racial abuse

Rajeev

U19 12th Man
Now, they join in. Is it some kinda fever

Pakistan fans arrested for racial abuse

Cricinfo staff

October 12, 2007

Four expatriate fans of Pakistani origin were arrested at Gaddafi Stadium during the final afternoon of the second Test between Pakistan and South Africa for making racially-motivated comments and gestures at members of the South African team.

The four, sitting in the Imran Khan stand, were arrested by local security officials during the afternoon session , after abusing three South African players and officials who were on their way to the nets.

"They were making racial comments about the South African team and they are now in lock-up," said a Pakistan board official. The remarks were directed at allrounder Vernon Philander, the assistant coach Vincent Barnes, and Faisul Nagel, the South African security consultant.

The incident mirrors the monkey chants directed at Australia's allrounder Andrew Symonds during the fifth ODI at Vadodara, but South Africa, like Australia, will not be lodging any complaints. Michael Owen-Smith, the team's media manager, said: "The matter was swiftly handled and we are not going to lodge an official complaint.
 

haroon510

International 12th Man
Now, they join in. Is it some kinda fever

Pakistan fans arrested for racial abuse

Cricinfo staff

October 12, 2007

Four expatriate fans of Pakistani origin were arrested at Gaddafi Stadium during the final afternoon of the second Test between Pakistan and South Africa for making racially-motivated comments and gestures at members of the South African team.

The four, sitting in the Imran Khan stand, were arrested by local security officials during the afternoon session , after abusing three South African players and officials who were on their way to the nets.

"They were making racial comments about the South African team and they are now in lock-up," said a Pakistan board official. The remarks were directed at allrounder Vernon Philander, the assistant coach Vincent Barnes, and Faisul Nagel, the South African security consultant.

The incident mirrors the monkey chants directed at Australia's allrounder Andrew Symonds during the fifth ODI at Vadodara, but South Africa, like Australia, will not be lodging any complaints. Michael Owen-Smith, the team's media manager, said: "The matter was swiftly handled and we are not going to lodge an official complaint.
well i am happy that they take action against people like these.. South african team is thier guest.. and guest shouldn't be treat like that.. at least that is how it is in our afghan culture..
 

shortpitched713

International Regular
Totally deplorable. Following such instances of racial abuse, and the littering of the ground at Vadodara, I feel justified in saying that subcontinental fans are definitively the worst.
 

Beleg

International Regular
Locking up somebody for chanting abuse from a distance - only in Pakistan will you find such a callous disregard for any sort of human rights whatsoever.

and living upto yer initials, SS?
 

Sanz

Hall of Fame Member
Locking up somebody for chanting abuse from a distance - only in Pakistan will you find such a callous disregard for any sort of human rights whatsoever.

and living upto yer initials, SS?
Racial Abuse.
 

SJS

Hall of Fame Member
Locking up somebody for chanting abuse from a distance - only in Pakistan will you find such a callous disregard for any sort of human rights whatsoever.

and living upto yer initials, SS?
Even in Bombay the four youngsters were arrested in the odi against Australia for their monkey-imitations and released in the evening.

PS : They did get to watch the rest of the match at the police station we understand.:)
 

SpaceMonkey

International Debutant
Locking up somebody for chanting abuse from a distance - only in Pakistan will you find such a callous disregard for any sort of human rights whatsoever.

What would you rather happen? These people are scum and deserve no leeway.
Maybe they will think twice about it next time.
 

Craig

World Traveller
SpaceMonkey - under-rated poster for mine, from the very original CricInfo forums that followed the lead over to here.
 

Dissector

International Debutant
This is getting out of hand. Such fans should be immediately booted out of the stadium but arresting them is taking things too far.

You can certainly get locked up if you yell racial abuse in a sports stadium in the US.
Can you provide any actual examples of this?
 

Swervy

International Captain
This is getting out of hand. Such fans should be immediately booted out of the stadium but arresting them is taking things too far.


Can you provide any actual examples of this?
Correct me if I am wrong, but I thought you could get arrested in the UK as well for shouting out racist crap...Inciting Racial hatred and all that.


If not, then you should be able to be arrested for it
 

silentstriker

The Wheel is Forever
Oh, the logic.
Again, what is the problem here? This happens in virtually every country, including the US. Yelling out racist abuse in a sports stadium is certainly creating a disturbance, and a bunch of other things that should and do get your arrested (and here you'll likely see a judge and pay a fine).
 

Dasa

International Vice-Captain
Arrests for racist abuse seems slightly ridiculous to me. By all means kick them out of the stadium, but leave it at that. And this is from someone who has been a target of racial abuse. Any talk of 'beating' them is pretty poor as well imo. Why turn to violence?
 

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