Big Bullets have fired strongly against acts of violence that erupted at Bingu National stadium during last Saturday’s 63rd Blantyre derby played in Lilongwe against arch rivals, Wanderers.
In a letter signed by CEO, Fleetwood Haiya, the Bullets deny any wrong doing claiming that those that started the violence are not the team’s fans.
He suggests that the fracas arose as a result of a referee’s decision which went against the team.
Haiya, however, contradicts with his earlier condemnation of the violence by defending those who decided throw missiles on the pitch by alleging that their love for the team led towards that path.
The CEO has disclosed that a written complaint has been given to league administrators, SULOM of which they are expecting a response in due course.
Haiya’s statement indicates that Bullets will conduct ‘a full’ investigation to unveil the identity of the perpetrators of the brawl and the reason behind their acts.
He is well aware that such a development will negatively impact on the team’s relationship with its official sponsors, Nyasa Manufacturing Company, who recently bought the side from supporters.
In the first Blantyre derby of the season, Bullets had two goals disallowed by an assistant referee.
Patrick Ngoleka’s decision turned the game ugly as supporters started throwing missiles onto the pitch. The match had to be delayed for close to 7 minutes.