Concise News reports that the fans were displeased with a stoppage-time penalty awarded to the Flying Antelopes by the referee Quadri Ololade Adebimpe.
Multiple sources point accusative fingers on Pillars skipper Rabiu Ali, nicknamed ‘Pele’, of instigating the violence.
In fact, he was said to have threatened to beat up the referee. Adebimpe had to be guarded away from the pitch.
Irate fans encroached the field and were seen throwing dangerous objects as wood in a match televised live.
Ali had given table-toppers Pillars the lead with a free kick in the 58 minutes, but the referee adjudged Adeshola David to have pushed Ifeanyi Egwin inside the 18-yard box, and therefore awarded Rangers a penalty in the 87th minute.
With the draw, Pillars still stay top of the log with 8 points from four games. This, pending the result of the other two matches (Akwa United vs Lobi Stars and Enyimba vs Ifeanyi Ubah), later today.
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See the shameful moment Kano Pillars fans attack referee at Agege Stadium pic.twitter.com/Frq3qKb01R
— Mediahelm News (@MediahelmNews) June 10, 2019
BREAKING: Pandemonium as Football fans throw objects and encroach the Agege Stadium as Kano Pillars are held to a 1:1 draw by Enugu Rangers in the #NPFL19Playoffs #NaijaViralz pic.twitter.com/G4Ycd9rXwm
— Naija Viralz (@NaijaViralz) June 10, 2019
At the time of this report, Akwa United vs Lobi Stars was ongoing at the same venue.