Superfans “abuse” wheelchair patron | News24
Let me tell you now, what we saw at Soccer City yesterday was appalling. We sat in the row right behind the row of disabled/wheelchair seating.
After halftime two young men, wearing Castle Lager shirts and big green HULK hands drinking beer came past us and was probably too drunk to get to their chairs they decided the chairs in the disabled seating was better seating and just sat down. Firstly we did not see what happened but as the people in the wheelchairs returned an augment ensued.
As we started listening in it appeared that the person in the wheelchair asked them to vacate the seats as they paid for it just as them, they refused and used the worst language to tell the person in the wheelchair off. In the mean time 3 other people in wheelchairs could not watch the game because of these men.
These two men showed what I would consider the worst side of human behavior and after 10 min of fighting finally we as the crowed jumped in and found the rest of their group they were with and they were told to leave to make space for the other people in the wheelchairs. Then we inquired about the group they were in and was told they won some form of fan prize and was hosted by Castle all day, given copious amounts of free alcohol, let onto the field half time and all this done in the name of Castle. I hope you guys are proud of your “ambassadors”. Absolutely despicable!
I took two photos of the people in question during the argument that shows the two drunkards and the person in the wheelchair.