Sports persons should practice restraint

Football is a game of emotions, and on Sunday, at the University of Botswana Stadium, Township Rollers and Sharps Shooting Stars were involved in a bruising encounter.

At the end of the game, Rollers winger and former national team captain, Joel Mogorosi was nursing a fractured leg after being stretchered off in the 12th-minute of a physical match. Tempers regularly flared and the referee was kept busy, dishing six yellow cards and a red card to the injured Mogorosi, for dissent.

It was not the best advert for local football. The trend on the pitch followed off the field tensions, between the two clubs’ financiers, Jagdish Shah of Rollers and his Sharps counterpart, Sommerset Gobuiwang. The two parted ways acrimoniously at Rollers at the height of a damaging ownership wrangle, which later saw emotions spilled into the pitch with Mogorosi further stoking the fires with a Facebook post publicly critical of his opponents.

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