Saturday Jun 29 2019

Scuffles in Headingley as Afghan supporters manhandle Pakistani fans, journalists

LEEDS: Ugly scenes were witnesses outside Headingley on Sunday during Pakistan vs Afghanistan World Cup game as a violent scuffle broke out between the supporters of two teams.

At least two fans were ejected from the ground after clashes in one of the stands during the match. Journalists who tried to film the scenes outside the stadium were also harassed and manhandles by a group of Afghan fans.

Makhdoom Abu Bakar of Dawn News TV said that he was manhandled outside the ground by Afghanistan cricket fans as he was trying to film their behavior.

“While I was making footage of attack on Pakistani spectators. The angered crowd manhandled me as well. Tried to snatch mobile phone and pushed me several times. Thanks to security for timely response. Surprised and shocked to see such hatred towards Pakistanis,” Abu Bakar posted on his twitter account.

Some of the fans were also seen jumping the wall of Headingley to enter the stadium occupying seats without tickets.