The Absa Premiership clash between Bloemfontein Celtic and Cape Town City has been abandoned after security concerns at the Dr Molemela Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
The match was halted at 0-0 after a pitch invasion by a Celtic supporter in the 23rd minute. Players and coaching staff were rushed to the dressing rooms for safety after police clashed with the supporters before the match was officially called off.
Celtic went on to confirm that all supporters have been removed from the stadium.
‘With assistance from members of Public Order Policing, supporters have left the stadium after the continued disruptions,’ the club tweeted.
🚨MATCH ABANDONED 🚨
With assistance from members of Public Order Policing, supporters have left the stadium after the continued disruptions. pic.twitter.com/vaJNoCCkAt
— Bloemfontein Celtic (@Bloem_Celtic) April 14, 2019
Meanwhile, the Citizens later confirmed that the encounter was officially called due to security reasons at the stadium.
Horrific scenes here away at Celtic. Supporters and police clash as the players are rushed into the dressing rooms for safety. City’s momentum has been cut by growing crowd violence. Seems to have no end… pic.twitter.com/lYFeBSMFhy
— Cape Town City FC (@CapeTownCityFC) April 14, 2019
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