Photos could help trace school referee’s attacker

There’s a new development in the case of the school rugby referee that was attacked by a spectator on Saturday 15 August 2015, after the Beeld Large School’s semifinal at Oos-Moot in Pretoria. It is being reported that the Blue Bulls Rugby Union are now in possession of photographs showing the bakkie and number-plate of the alleged assailant.

The photos were taken by a bystander.

The referee was attacked by a spectator who followed him from the change-room back to his car and then hit him twice in the face while he was seated in his car before making his getaway in the bakkie.

Helpmekaar beat Oos-Moot 24-19, this after a nail-biting finish which saw Oos-Moot having a late try disallowed as the result of a forward pass, called by the ref who was described as being in a good position. Had the try been allowed, Oos-Moot would have been in a position to win the match and go through to the final against Potchefstroom Gymnasium.

A case has been opened at the Villieria police station in Pretoria.

8 Comments

  1. @BOG: Natuurlik BOG, jy weet mos ons is van kleins af kerk mense.

    Die ‘ref’ is altyd verkeerd as jou seun se span agter is, of die span verloor…..is dit nie? (algemene stelling)

    Ek het al gewonder of ons nie manne in ‘Potgieterstraat 1’ moet gaan haal om naweke te ref nie. Hulle is neutraal en sal die uitkom kans met beide hande aangryp, en dit sal hulle nie veel pla as iemand op hulle skreeu en vloek nie.

    Ek moet darem by sê, die meederheid ouers hou hulle beskaafd, dis weereens die minderheid wat ‘n skool of kind laat sleg lyk. Ek weet van seuns wat al van die veld af geloop het en sy pa en/of ma gevra het om hulle monde te hou of hy weier om verder te speel. (ha-ha)

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  2. Ek is oorweldig deur die vroomheid hier. Miskien is daar van julle wie dit oorweeg om n priester te word?

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  3. Hier is ‘n uitreksel uit Schoolsrugbyscores se facebook webblad:

    “Hey Mom & Dad,
    I’m not the only one competing today,
    I’m not the only one everyone is watching,
    You guys are on stage too!

    So when I play, I’ll be watching you very closely!
    Can you make me proud?
    Can you stay positive when I struggle?
    Can you patiently encourage me when I make mistakes?

    When you don’t, I feel terribly about myself, stop having fun,
    And worry that you don’t love me as much as when I’m the star.
    Can you cheer for good plays, no matter who makes them?
    Can you not yell at the refs when they make bad calls?

    That really embarrasses me and distracts my focus from the game.
    Can you not yell at my teammates or the opponents?
    We’re just little kids and this is just a game!

    Will you model good sportsmanship for me?
    Will you model being a solid team player?
    Can you make me proud to be your son/daughter?
    Can you PLEASE, PLEASE not coach me during the game?

    Telling me what I’m doing wrong,
    And everything that I need to do differently,
    REALLY distracts me and makes me mess up even more!

    And AFTER the game, on the car ride home,
    Can we PLEASE talk about other things than the game,
    And everything you think I did wrong and need to work on?

    Those “coaching lectures” NEVER help me get better,
    They just end up hurting my feelings more,
    And make me hate the sport!
    I always love you unconditionally,
    Can you do the same for me regardless of the outcome of my game?”

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  4. Hulle se dat die rede waarom 25% van alle skeidsregters na ‘n game gepiets word, is omdat hulle NET NIE LUISTER NIE!!

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  5. @Barry: Nee dit sal maar sukkel, jy al gehoor hoe skote klap tussen toeskouers langs die veld, bitter morsig. As toeskouers, skeidsregters, afrigters en karwagte moet gaan klagtes lê na ‘n game sal hulle by die stasie se deure en vensters uitpeul

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  6. Dit is goeie nuus. Dis net jammer daar is nie ‘Refs’ wat sake by die polisie gaan oopmaak vir van die ouers wat hulle so beledig tydens wedstryde nie. ‘n Vuishou is een ding, maar die woorde wat vir die ‘refs’ geskreeu word slaan soms my asem weg op die pawiljoen.

    Ook maar net mens …..

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  7. Ja, ek dink die “spectator’ leer nou wat naelbyt beteken!
    gaan gee jouself maar eerder oor, en vat jou pak soos wat jy graag wou uitdeel!

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