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Soccer News of Friday, 24 June 2022


Fans say Kano Pillars should be relegated after club official punches referee

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Chairman of Kano Pillars FC, Alhaji Surajo Yahaya Jambul was captured on camera throwing a punch at an assistant referee in a video that has surfaced online.

The incident which occurred on Thursday, June 23, during Kano Pillars NPFL clash with Dakkada FC has courted reactions from the public.

The assault came following Dakkada FC's late equalizer, a goal that was later chalked off after a VAR review.

Reacting to the incident, some fans have called for the relegation of Kano Pillars.

Others suggested points reduction as a punitive measure to send a strong signal to the rest of the NPFL teams to desist from such barbaric act.

Here are some reactions:

@am_chimezie: Kano Pillars again?. They should be relegated

@lloyderubami says: Make points deduction for any club involved in violence against officials or footballers

@c.i.a_alexander: Everytime Kano Pillars. Violent club.

@dboiis_salty: Ban him and his coming generation for life

@sweegdeddy says: Nigeria can’t go anywhere

The incident is one among many attacks on match officials by team officials in the NPFL.

Check out the video below: