A South African football fan threw thick porridge at the referee of a pro soccer match in South Africa causing the club he supports to be fined. The fan inexplicably threw the porridge at the ref after his club the Orlando Pirates won their match in Durban.
The team, from Soweto, are in South Africa's Premier League and in with a chance of winning the league title. The club were charged with 'spectator misbehaviour' and fined 50,000 rand. The fine was later suspended.
But why porridge? We will probably never know except that the stodgy porridge is a staple food of people in Soweto who eat it on many occasions. The referee ran off into the dressing room to get out of the sticky predicament.
The South African Premier League had a spate of missile throwing incidents at one time but incidents have dropped off of late. The, one of the Pirate's rival teams, were given a suspended 500,000 rand fine last October when fans threw a cabbage and two vuvuzelas on the pitch.