Tunisia closes doors on fans
The Tunisian ministry of sports has decided to hold the rest of the domestic league behind closed doors following a match incident on Sunday during ES Sahel - Esperance Tunis clash that ended 2-0 in favour of the continental champions.
“The match incident at Sousse is very regrettable, consequently, the ministry of sports has decided to conclude the season without the presence of the public at the different stadiums to avoid further commotion,” said Jalel Tekaya, adviser of the minister of sports.
The ES Sahel – Esperance faceoff in the 4th round of the league phase of Group A was interrupted in the 41 minutes after Esperance first goal scored by Karim Aouadhi.
Angered home fans invaded the pitch to protest an offside position, prompting the referee to stop the encounter for 12 minutes.
When Cameroon-import Yanick N’jeng doubled the lead for his side after the break, the stadium degenerated into a complete chaos with more fans descending this time to challenge the referee and his linesmen.
The police had to use tear gas to disperse the furious crowd but the match never resumed.