A Bayelsa based sports writer, Alambo Datonye Fred has expressed concern over the rising spate of violence during football matches across the country, calling for government and relevant bodies’ intervention.
Fred who took to his facebook page to bear his mind on Sunday, lamented the reluctance of football bodies to punish offenders.
He wrote, “The pictures here are not from a communal clash but from a Nigeria National League Match between FC One Rocket and Go Round FC.
“Hell was let loose as the home fans descended heavily on the Coaches and players of the away team, beating them mercilessly and inflicting heavy injuries and violence on them.
“This is the trend in Nigerian football leagues across the country. Once the home team fails to win, they bring hoodlums to attack the visiting team.
“Also on Saturday, a woman Referee was almost killed, she was beaten to pulp, unconscious in another League game.
“This is the shame, the barbarism and stone age behavior in Nigerian football leagues in the 21st century.
“Only recently, Kano Pillars Chairman was reported to have slapped some match officials, nothing has happened to him or Kano Pillars.
“Only last week, Bayelsa United were attacked at Ikom, Cross River State in an NNL game by the home team, Rovers.
“This is what we have become. A violent people who bay for the blood of fellow humans, savage, lacking in civilization.
“The Nigeria Football Federation led by Amaju Pinnick, the League Management Committee led by Shehu Dikko, the NNL and all other bodies don’t take action, they are comfortable in their homes and hotel rooms. What a shame!
“This is the game that is enjoyed in other parts of the world, where away teams even thrash home sides like 4-0, 5-1”.