'There are no boundaries for fanatical supporters'


28 days ago

PSL chairman Irvin Khoza has condemned the actions of violent fans who invaded the Moses Mabhida Stadium pitch and destroyed property on Saturday.

Holding a media briefing earlier on Monday, Khoza said the league is shocked and extremely concerned by the actions.

Angry fans invaded the pitch after the full-time whistle, following Kaiser Chiefs’ defeat to Free State Stars in the Nedbank Cup semi-final, resulting in players running towards the tunnel.

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Aubrey Masango spoke to sports psychologist, Dr Henning Gericke on the Afternoon Drive, to find out what could have sparked these actions.

You get two types of supporters, you get really passionate supporters and they are loyal but then you get fanatical supporters, there is no boundaries for them.They feel if the team lose, it's a loss for them.

Dr Henning Gericke, Sports psychologist

Speaking on how the behavior of fans affects players, Gericke says a culture of support is needed.

If you look at home crowds and why teams are doing well at home, they got the energy of the crowd behind them and that energy was a nervous energy from the start, maybe for the players as well, because they know they are not in a good space right now.

Dr Henning Gericke, Sports psychologist

Click on the link below to listen to the full conversation:

This article first appeared on 702 : 'There are no boundaries for fanatical supporters'

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