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sasuke uchiha

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rugby fan dies outside kigs park after match,,,
March 26, 2013, 19:44:26

A Rugby fan lost their life outside Kings Park Stadium on Saturday



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


sasuke uchiha

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RE: rugby fan dies outside kigs park after match,,,
March 26, 2013, 19:48:29

@mikey,

 

have u heard much news on this topic???

given the location of this terrible incident, i have to ask, did u by chance take out ur fantasy frustrations out on some poor rebels supporter??? o_O

on my list of things to do before i die, watching the All Blacks play the Boks in SA is one of them. something tells me that i should make that the last thing to do on my list, hope ellis park isnt as deadly, cos thats the one park in SA i want to visit more then any other.
soccer city would be pretty sweet too.


Rooinek

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RE: rugby fan dies outside kigs park after match,,,
March 26, 2013, 20:37:02

Sasuke, Ellis Park might have been a great stadium in it's day but it's become a bit of a dump in recent years. It's completely lacking in atmosphere and character, it's never full anymore and it's in a really ugly part of Johannesburg. Kings Park and Newlands are much nicer.

 

The two venues that I'd most want to watch a test match at are Eden Park in Auckland and the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff.

 

I've watched test rugby at Ellis Park, Loftus Versfeld, Kings Park, Newlands and Twickenham and I'd have to rate Twickenham as the best by some distance.


mozart

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March 26, 2013, 21:06:17

Newlands is far more attractive than Twickenham.  The Millenium stadium lacks the atmosphere of the old Cardiff Arms Park, even during  the RWC final.


Boklogic

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RE: rugby fan dies outside kigs park after match,,,
March 26, 2013, 21:14:14

Sasuke, Ellis Park is crap. Will be good for the 80mins but nothing happening pre and post match. As Rooinek says, really crap location.

I would definately recommend Kings park. Plenty to do pre and post match. They have boot braai's on the outer fields and live bands. This incident is one of drunken stupidity. Will have to wait for the full story but I can make that assumption now based on the time and having lived there for 23 years of my life. Kings Park is world reknown for its outer field festivities and the British Lions supporters loved it in 2009. They said it was their best venue by some distance. Durban is SA's playground afterall!

 We also have a night club just across the fields. Think its called Tiger now but it was called 80's back then.

Rooinek, Eden Park is much like Ellis Park. Stadium has been refurbished and add ons put in place for world cup but still not as nice as Kings Park where you are almost on top of the players! Its in a really shit part of Auckland in terms of atmosphere and things to do after or before. Right outside the stadium is residential area and train station. There are a few bars on Kingsland but they are way too small to accommodate the people required. Wellington would prob be better for location post match and Dunedin was alright and made for a good night as you can walk to the hot spots after the game (except Steyn couldn't kick for shit there!!) Auckland should have built there stadium near the viaduct as they were going to before the WC but decided not to.


clevermike

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RE: rugby fan dies outside kigs park after match,,,
March 26, 2013, 21:42:27

Sasue

I have not heard anything about this incident.  At Kings Park there are various fields outside of the main stadium - where spectators party after matches.   It normally takes the form of braais and there are even performances by singers and orchestras after games.

I have met various All Black players at some of these after - game parties and they seemed to have enjoyed the atmosphere very much.   

However, there is no doubt that alcohol flows freely and this was probably the result of a drunken brawl - never heard of a similar serious brawl in the past - this is not a regular thing.   However, there is an incidemt years ago that I still grin about when I think about it.   I was walking to the stadium to watch a WP - Natal CC final and there was a vehicle from Worcester in the Cape parked and some guys having beers - it was hours before the game and I did not have anything to eat beforehand.    However, I joked with the guys and said to them coming from the Cape you do not expect people to drink beer.   They said here - have a tod of this.   It was real Witblits - the stuff is 90% proof alcohol - you can drive a car with it.  I drank it - could hardly thank the guys and was fighting back the vomit manfully.   Nearby was a food stand and I bought a sausage roll and the vomiting feeling was gone - However, I really was drunk from one little tot of witblits.   Deadly stuff that one

Insofar as Ellis Park is concerned - the stadium is really in a dilapidated part of Johannsburg and is not used for test matches anymore - cannot remember one being played there over the past two years.   They normally play at Orlando stadium in Soweto and that really is a party - the students said that beer is much cheaper there than in Pretoria and they have a ball there.   The All Blacks played their last two tests there and nothing went wrong after the party.

If you ever come to watch  a test in SA - try and make it to Newlands in Cape Town.   It is not called for nothing the most beautiful Cape in the World - it is a magnificent place.  All people in SA refer to Cape Town as the Mother City - one of the most historic places south of the equator.   Worth a visit.

   

 


sasuke uchiha

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RE: rugby fan dies outside kigs park after match,,,
March 27, 2013, 14:06:52

nice info on the various stadiums, ive heard great things about newlands stadium, its also one of tony johnsons favourite stadiums.
for me part of the allure of ellis park is the history it has with the Boks, pity to hear its a bit of a shambles.
(speaking of which, i just found out that the Boks have lost every test against the french played in ellis park, o_O thats an unreal record)

ive seen the All Blacks in carisbrook, jade stadium (both of which currently no longer host games), the cake tin (wellington) & eden park. i need to watch a test at forsyth bar the new indoor stadium in dunedin.
in australia ive been watched the All Blacks play in the MCG 100,000+, AMI stadium (both in melbourne) and ANZ stadium in sydney.
none of those stadiums at the time were what i would say had fantastic facilities, but i had enough liquor in me every single time to care, lolz.
MCG was the worst place to watch rugby though, & eden park was my favourite place.

would love to go to twickenham, especially this year when the All Blacks try and get their revenge,,,hmmmm, might even start looking into it now, o_O


carpetmuncher

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RE: rugby fan dies outside kigs park after match,,,
March 27, 2013, 17:03:16

sasu i am trying to sound unbiased but cape town has by far the better stadiums. the best part of the cape town for a AB supporter is that the local coloured polulation more avid AB supporters than the NZ people themselves so you wont feel out of place at all. cape town offers other things besides the rugby and the nz dollar also goes a long way here.

 

i do live in cape town and must admit its not a bad place to watch rugby. durban's kings park is another great stadium and the local supporters are alot more civil from my own exp than the newlands locals.

 

what happend to that poor person was a isolated incident so please dont feel that this is the norm.


sebastienchabal

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RE: rugby fan dies outside kigs park after match,,,
March 27, 2013, 17:10:03

Sasue...Newlands is a gem...set in a green cottagey upmarket area with the beautiful mountain background...well that's how I remembered it...my girlfriend in my youth used to stay a 5 minute walk away just at the bottom of SACS, Montebello, so there was no driving just parked there and walked down...then there was the hangout place Forries Pub just up the hill...so great celebrations were hazzard free and the atmosphere was great.

And for cricket lovers...the cricket ground was magnificent, before the benches were erected...sitting under the cool leafy oaks with that beautiful mountain in the background with ice cold frostie...the turtle doves cooing in the trees.

Newlands was a hub for sport.

Absa Stadium (Kings Park) in Durbs has many pleasant memories too with the parties and braais on ajoining fields as Mike describes it and although I now live in Hillcrest 40 k's out, I still venture there although road blocks have dampened this venue somewhat unless someone else drives.


Boklogic

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RE: rugby fan dies outside kigs park after match,,,
March 27, 2013, 21:09:58

To sum it up I would say its worth watching a game at both Kings Park and Newlands.

 

Kings Park is awesome if you love the socialising around the smell of braai meat where you get to meet lots of new people, have a dance on the fields in front of the on stage entertainment. Its a real family affair as your kids will meet other kids and they always starting little games of rugby and kicking the ball around. You have 2 night clubs in real close vacinity. You have that one that is actually inside the stadium called pit stop or 1 stop as it was a few years back and 80's (now Tiger) across the fields for those that want that vibe. Its a real chilled, social, family vibe thing.

 

Newlands does not offer what Kings Park does in terms of socialising post game but they do have some world class night spots pretty close by that spectators would frequent. The stadium is awesome too. I have been there once in 2007 for Stormers vs Sharks and it was one of our last pool games (Sharks won). I wore my Sharks jersey expecting to be subjected to a little bit of banter from the locals but to my surprise, the guys wearing WP or Stormers gear were actually abused more. Plenty Sharks fans there. I think a lot of the students travel to CPT to attend UCT from Durban. It evened out a bit more as the game started as some of the "older" spectators arrived who were passionate about an average Stormers team in those years. I assume with the Stormers record over the past 5 years or so, they have managed to build some allegiance with the locals and are definately a team you can be proud of. I expect more converted "Sharks" fans now who will embrace the Stormers.

 

Take little notice of those black and coloured guys in the stands supporting the AB's. They cheer SA if a player of colour scores but back the AB's when a white Bok scores. Must be impossible to support like that. Hope McCaw tackles Pienaar who offloads to Jantjies and then hope Carter misses the tackle, who offloads to JDV and hope Nonu smashes him all the way until JP, Kirchener or Habana get it?? Weird pricks! They would not mind the Boks beating the AB's 200 nil as long as Habana, Pietersen, Jantjies and co scored all the points! Most of those ignoramus' cant point NZL out on a map let alone ever been there!


sasuke uchiha

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March 28, 2013, 22:56:45

Murder case opened after British fan dies in SA

The Police have opened a murder case after a British fan was beaten to death


South African Police have confirmed that they have opened a case of murder after a British man was killed outside the Sharks Kings Park Rugby stadium on Saturday.

 

Police in South Africa say that there was a fist-fight outside the Kings Park Stadium which led to the British tourists death on Sunday.

 

"There was an argument that arose between a group of individuals," said Lieutenant Colonel Vincent Mdunge.

 

"We do not know what sparked the fight. A 28-year-old man was assaulted with clenched fists and booted feet. "

 

"He succumbed to the injuries."

 

Durban Central Police said that they have opened a murder case and sworn statements are being collected from witnesses but at this stage no arrests have been made.

 

The police said they were communicating with the embassy.

 

The incident occured about three hours after the Sharks beat the Melbourne Rebels 64-7 on Saturday at 10pm.

 

The Sharks (Pty) Ltd said in a statement that emergency personnel at the stadium had tried to stop the fight.

 

"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," said Sharks CEO Brian van Zyl.

 

A Foreign Office spokesman told the Mirror,"We can confirm the death of a British national on 24th march in Durban.

 

"We stand ready to provide consular assistance at this difficult time."

 

The victim, Brett Williams who lived in the UK and was a Royal Marine but left about a year ago to work as a maritime security operator.

 

Witnesses who did not want to be named said that they did not know what started it, but said Williams did not appear to have been the instigator.

 

A woman who had been standing outside the Shark supporters' club said she saw a scuffle in which Williams may have bumped someone and then apologised.

 

However, after that clash subsided another "enraged" patron started a fight.

 

Some witnesses said that Williams was beaten by a group of four men, others said there were more. It has also been said that the fight originated outside the One Stop club, but heightened near the supporters' club.

 

"It is just so scary when you see that silver body cover being put over someone. You don't expect something like this at rugby," she told the Mercury.

 

Another long-time Sharks supporter said she saw security guards running and stadium management rushing to the scene in golf carts.

 

At one stage people scattered in different directions, but the woman noticed one man - described as a "bodybuilder type" with a shaved head and wearing a tight shirt -walking away high-fiving his friends. A few security guards were in pursuit of him.

 

"He (Williams) was on the floor, still alive at that stage. Paramedics were attending to him but they said his vitals were failing."

 

Earlier this season, the Eastern Province Rugby Union had to clamp down on alcohol sales and increase security after a violent fight broke out between fans inside the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth during a Southern Kings and Sharks match.


sebastienchabal

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RE: rugby fan dies outside kigs park after match,,,
March 29, 2013, 07:11:54

Rugby stadiums don't need this sort of shit...4 thugs (or more according to some witnesses) attacked one man...come on...what sort of cowards are these scumballs...where is manhood today?

Hope this low-life red-neck crap get booked and convicted...put in gaol and key thrown away...pity about the death penalty...my condolences to Brett's family and friends. Seems like a good guy...very sad...only 29...like all of us just wanted to enjoy the rugby and the fun afterwards.

Another account below with a bit more detail...courtesy of Daily News

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Brett Williams was beaten to death at King's Park Stadium after a rugby match. Photo: Supplied

 

Durban - A Durban businessman has described in chilling detail how four men beat a former Royal Marine to death after the Sharks/Melbourne Rebels Super 15 rugby match at King’s Park Stadium on Saturday.

The man, who did not want to be named because he feared reprisals, said he and several other rugby fans could do nothing but watch as 29-year-old Brett Williams, a veteran of the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts, was beaten to a pulp at the stadium’s outer fields.

“The main aggressor was a hulk of a man and his friends all looked like they were on steroids,” he told the Daily News. “Despite trying to stop them, we could not and they just pushed us away. Even the five security guards who were there could do nothing. These guys were highly aggressive.”

The businessman said he had seen Williams and the men argue earlier.

“I don’t know what was said, but the main instigator asked (Williams) what he had said, to which he replied, ‘nothing’. Brett moved away from them to where a lady was selling koeksisters and waited there, when all of a sudden these guys had surrounded him,” he said. “Brett defended himself by throwing the first punch but the big guy overpowered him easily and got him to the ground and began strangling him.”

He said Williams passed out.

“A short while later Brett came to and began to get up and that is when the entire pack attacked him, kicking him and punching him. One of the men even wanted to get a brick to hit him further when the crowd stopped him. They were ruthless.

“I have never in my whole life witnessed such brutality. They were like a pack of wild dogs. There is no better way to describe them.”

The businessman said he had been in touch with the detective investigating the death, and he would make a statement on Wednesday. He wanted to see the culprits arrested.

He said that after beating Williams, the men walked away.

“When I left, the paramedics had arrived and had put a drip on him and were trying to revive him. When I found out he died my stomach turned,” he said.

Williams sustained serious injuries to his head and was declared dead at the scene by paramedics.

His family, some of whom are based in South Africa, are demanding answers to what happened.

“He survived Afghanistan and Iraq only to be killed at a rugby match in Durban,” Steven Williams, his uncle, said on Tuesday. “We are all shocked by the incident.”

Brett Williams, who fought with the Royal Marines’ 40 Commando unit, was born in Johannesburg but moved to Liverpool as a boy.

In 2001 he joined the Royal Marines and left in February 2012 to join the lucrative maritime security industry, guarding precious cargo and deterring pirate attacks along the treacherous east coast of Africa.

According to Steven, who lives in Johannesburg, the cargo ship his nephew was protecting docked in Durban last week and Williams booked into a backpackers hostel.

“He was supposed to have come and visited me at the weekend, and on Saturday night we got a call from him at 8.06pm saying he was still coming to visit,” he said. “Two hours later he was killed.”

Williams’ other uncle, professional golfer Chris Williams, said the family in the UK were taking the incident very badly and were being assisted by the British Consulate in South Africa.

“It’s a real tragic situation,” he said. “We are all devastated.”

Chris said Williams would be remembered as an adventurous and brave person who loved being a soldier with 40 Commando.

According to the British Royal Navy, the unit was previously deployed to the Sangin region of Afghanistan’s Helmand province, as well as tasked with the amphibious Cougar deployments in the Mediterranean, “showing that the commando is an elite and flexible unit able to deploy anywhere in the world”.

“He had been to so many places with the marines,” Chris said.

“He was trained in jungle warfare, desert warfare and was accepted into the specialist boat squadron, but chose to stay with the marines. Recently, he re-enlisted with the marines and was just waiting to do the medicals before he returned.”

 

Sharks CEO Brian van Zyl said the fight occurred on the outer fields at about 10pm.

“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,” he said in a statement.

“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.”

Van Zyl said the matter was being investigated by the police and that the Sharks would assist them 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.”

Police spokesman, Colonel Vincent Mdunge, said a crack team of detectives had been assigned to the case.

“From our initial investigation, there seems to have been an altercation between two groups of people that resulted in a fight where a man was assaulted with clenched fists and booted feet,” Mdunge said. “The English national died at the scene and a high-profile task team, appointed by the Durban Central cluster commander, has been set up to investigate the murder.”

No one has been arrested for the murder.

Investigators have taken statements from several witnesses and are said to be looking at CCTV footage in an attempt to identify the culprits.

“We are deep in the process of identifying the people involved and will be making arrests soon,” Mdunge said.

Daily News


sasuke uchiha

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RE: rugby fan dies outside kigs park after match,,,
March 30, 2013, 01:00:09

a heinous crime, but here are some thing i have serious issues with,,,

statement from witness,,,
"Even the five security guards who were there could do nothing. These guys were highly aggressive.”

statement from sharks CEO,,,
“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,” he said in a statement.
“We pride ourselves on providing a world-class display in a safe and secure environment. The safety of our patrons is of paramount importance."


how the fuck can 5 security guards witness a man being beaten to death and not be able to intervene. what kind of two bit crack security guards do they have working at kings park.

i really hope they catch those thugs, would really like more info on this topic as it comes up.

i got to say i dont think much of kings park at the moment.


Sharkbok

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RE: rugby fan dies outside kigs park after match,,,
March 30, 2013, 01:56:25

 Its despicable. They need to catch these steroid bastards and put them in jail. Anything less will be totally unacceptable. As for the security company in question- why do they not carry weapons?

If these guys were steroids freaks and stronger than the understaffed guards then perhaps the gaurds should carry guns. 


sebastienchabal

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RE: rugby fan dies outside kigs park after match,,,
March 30, 2013, 07:32:12

Had to certainly agree with you Sasuke

statement from witness,,,
"Even the five security guards who were there could do nothing. These guys were highly aggressive.”

statement from sharks CEO,,,
“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,” he said in a statement.
“We pride ourselves on providing a world-class display in a safe and secure environment. The safety of our patrons is of paramount importance."


 

As a proud Saffa I feel embarrassed by these arseholes...CEO more interested in covering his butt.

Security up the pole in this country.

I watched the Russian president Putin arrive in Durban a few days ago...he was met by a motley bunch and a guard that looked like ex-carguards in uniform...they could not even march properly let alone protect a head of state. Putin looked amused and could not wait to get into the vehicle to take him to the hotel. Damn embarassing.

As for sad event outside Kings Park...one has to ask questions...how did this bunch of shit evade arrest on the spot and why haven't they been tracked down yet...with all those witnesses...as I said people are spineless today...shit scared and do have the integrity and guts to come forward and do the right thing.

 

 


sasuke uchiha

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RE: rugby fan dies outside kigs park after match,,,
April 10, 2013, 05:19:32

How fatal rugby brawl started


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Brett Williams was beaten to death after a rugby match at Kings Park Stadium in Durban. Pic: Supplied


Durban - A young woman being accidently bumped by Brett Williams at the King’s Park Stadium is what allegedly triggered an altercation which led to his brutal assault and his death.

 

It was also revealed on Wednesday night that an important witness to the assault has been the victim of threats to his wife and child.

 

The woman – a friend of one suspect’s girlfriend – who was bumped is alleged to have complained to one of the assailants about Williams.

 

The exact nature of what she complained about is unclear at this stage. The incident happened three hours after the Sharks vs Rebels match on March 23.

 

This forms part of one of the witness statements handed to police this week, a source revealed on Wednesday night.

 

It has also emerged that CCTV footage, believed to be of the brutal attack, was handed to police by the Sharks management soon after the incident.

 

A source said adult men who witnessed the incident “wept like babies” when they related details of the assault to police.

 

“Many of them have been badly affected. More so because they could do nothing to stop the attack.”

 

Bystanders had been threatened by some of the attackers, he said.

 

On Monday evening four of the suspects were arrested at their Umbilo and Glenwood homes while a fifth suspect handed himself over to police before midday on Wednesday.

 

A preliminary post-mortem report had revealed Williams had died of multiple head trauma, KZN police spokesman, Colonel Vincent Mdunge, said.

 

The five were to appear in the Durban Magistrate’s Court on Thursday morning on assault and murder charges.

 

It is believed the State would oppose bail and set out to start showing the attack was premeditated.

 

Mdunge said on Thursday morning that a high security presence would be deployed inside and outside the court.

 

He said while they did not anticipate any problems or security breaches, there was concern for the safety of the witnesses.

 

A sixth man, who went with two of the suspects to the rugby match after they gave him a free ticket, has also given police a statement.

 

He is expected to turn State witness.

 

On Sunday, his life and that of his wife and young child were threatened by an anonymous caller – a woman. Another source with close links to the sixth man said he was warned to back off or his wife and child would be in danger.

 

Mdunge confirmed the threats and said they were being viewed in a very serious light.

 

“Intimidation and death threats against witnesses will not be tolerated. Those guilty of such acts can rest assured they will not get away with it.”

 

He said while the witnesses formed a critical part of the investigation into Williams’s death, they had “more than enough incriminating evidence in our hands”.

 

He said all the witnesses would be given maximum protection and would be placed in witness protection programmes if the need arose.

 

The source said the sixth man had described the man who choked Williams as a “bulldog” who weighed more than a 120kg.

 

Williams passed out and had to be revived by paramedics.

 

The sixth man, who was recovering from an operation, pleaded with his friends and Williams to go their separate ways and not fight.

 

Minutes later another scuffle broke out.

 

The source said: “These guys were in a frenzied state. They punched and kicked the deceased repeatedly. Many of the spectators were afraid to intervene because the suspects were well built and extremely aggressive. They even outsized the security guards on duty.”

 

The suspects allegedly flexed their muscles and warned members of the public to back off.

 

One of the suspects allegedly picked up a brick and aimed it at Williams’s face.

 

The sixth man screamed at him to stop and after threatening the crowd with it, it was flung aside.

 

“The (sixth) man said in his statement to police that they went to a club afterwards and the suspects celebrated the assault. He claimed they high-fived and laughed,” the source said.

 

Paramedics, who apparently witnessed the assault, administered advanced life support to Williams, but he died at the scene.

 

In a statement released on Wednesday, Sharks CEO, Brian van Zyl, described Williams’s death as “tragic”. Van Zyl said: “I wish to state again, from both a personal and organisational point of view, how sorry we are that such a senseless death happened at our facility.”

 

He expressed condolences to Williams’s family and said they were very concerned about the incident and how they could prevent such a tragedy from occurring at their facility in future.

 

“We have co-operated with the SA Police Service at all stages of their investigation and have provided CCTV footage to assist.”

 

He said immediate measures would be introduced at King’s Park.

 

“We will introduce some additional measures including a security hotline where spectators can report any untoward behaviour or possible volatile situations, as well as a trained civilian-clothed reaction unit, which will be on standby to address any possible incidents that may arise.”

 

This will be in addition to the 400 security personnel who are already deployed on match days.

 

Van Zyl said the hotline number would be extensively promoted during matches.

 

“I want to be clear that we will not tolerate misbehaviour in the stadium and will remove any spectator who is provocative and aggressive immediately.”

 

He said in memory of Williams and the two schoolboy rugby players who died tragically at the weekend, there would be a minute’s silence at Friday’s game.


sasuke uchiha

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RE: rugby fan dies outside kigs park after match,,,
April 10, 2013, 05:22:24

im glad to see those clowns were caught, i hope they get severely punished like the animals they are.


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