A Durban man had to be restrained after grabbing a schoolboy following a schools match between Northwood High and Kearsney College on Saturday.
The man was filmed from the sidelines grabbing a Kearsney player from behind, before an opposing player intervened.
A brawl ensued as more players joined in and the man, who is understood to be a parent of one of the Northwood players, had to be dragged away by other parents, players and spectators.
It is alleged that the man had first approached the referee, who can initially be seen trying to walk away from him, to dispute a series of on-field decisions which resulted in a win for Kearsney.
U16 Northwood parent who apparently thought his sons team was cheated causes a massive brawl at Kearsney college today. It’s schoolboy rugby folks, don’t take it so seriously… pic.twitter.com/3rVSLJkFfx
— Matthew (@tomato_soops) April 30, 2022
Abhorrent scenes at the derby between Northwood School and Kearsney College.
Hopefully the parent involved is slapped with a ban. https://t.co/axMYd37OOO
— Dylan Jack (@dylmjack) May 1, 2022
Absolutely disgraceful. Any parent who incites violence at a schools game should be banned from ever attending a school’s game again. The parent in question is an embarrassment to himself, his kid & the school. https://t.co/8xvRX2Gogl
— Mark Keohane (@mark_keohane) May 1, 2022