Referee receives a heavy blow from MFM fan after drawing with Rangers

Referee receives a heavy blow from MFM fan after drawing with Rangers

The Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) matchday 26 fixture between Mountain of Fire and Miracles Football Club (MFM) FC and Enugu Rangers International on Sunday, May 1, 2022, descended into chaos.

There were no goals scored in this encounter as Rangers were able to stifle MFM in front of their home fans at the Agege Stadium Ijaye Lagos.

MFM fans were not happy with the result and blamed the match official for the frustrating result.

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The match official was attacked after the game as the Stadium became restless with the outcome.

This is not a new occurrence in the NPFL as violence is often what fans resort to when fans are not happy with the result.
The blow then resulted in a fracas on the pitch as the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) present at the stadium had to interfere.

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Just in February, Plateau United players and staff were violently beaten by Gombe United fans because their team was held to a 1-1 draw at the new Pantami Stadium.

In a related development, Kwara United suffered a 2-1 loss to Rivers United at State Stadium in Ilorin.

The fans were also not happy with the result which resulted in Rivers United reportedly being held, hostage

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