Rugby fan dies outside Kings Park after match

The Sharks have expressed their sadness after a rugby fan died outside their stadium having being assaulted shortly after the Sharks match against the Rebels.

The Sharks have released a statement saying that their providers did everything possible to assist in stopping the assault.

Sharks CEO Brian van Zyl said, “The Sharks are sad to advise that following The Sharks vs Rebels match, a fight occurred on the outerfields at approximately 22h00, which resulted in the death of one of our spectators. “

“We have conducted our own internal investigation and are satisfied that our contracted service providers, Fidelity Security and ER24 had done everything possible to assist in stopping the fight on the night. “

“We pride ourselves on providing a world-class display in a safe and secure environment. The safety of our patrons is of paramount importance. This is a senseless isolated incident and the stadium will ensure that we do everything possible to avoid incidents like this occurring in the future”.

“This matter is currently being investigated by the South African Police Services (SAPS) and the Sharks say that they will assist SAPS wherever possible in carrying out their investigation. “

“The SAPS are also receiving assistance from both our service providers, who were on the scene and assisted in stopping the fight, prior to the arrival of the SAPS. “

Earlier this month a video was uploaded on to Youtube of a fight that broke out between fans in the stands during the Southern Kings Super Rugby match against the Sharks in Port Elizabeth.

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