The Ghana FAs Safety and Security chief Nicholas Owusu has condemned acts of violence that erupted in a Division Three league match between Blue Flames and Selion FC in Ho.
Match referee Moro Wilson was beaten pulp by the home fans for allowing a goal off a drop-ball situation to stand.
The match was abruptly ended in the 77th minute after the goal was given with players, technical staff and supporters besieging the pitch to dish out instant justice on the match officials and the opposing teams.
Captain of Blue Flames Wilson Moro Adraku is said to have first launched the assault by head-butting the center referee.
The Klefe-based club are expected to be handed severe sanctions for the violence that marred the game played last weekend.
And GFA Safety and Security chief Nicholas Owusu says he is gutted by these acts of violence and has charged the judicial bodies to descend heavily on culprits.
These reports of acts of violence in the Volta Region are regrettable and must be condemned in no uncertain terms, he told GHANAsoccernet.com.
Football is supposed to be promoting peace and good sportsmanship and efforts must be made by all relevant bodies to sanitize the game.
This development should not be taken lightly and I urge the relevant authorities to clamp down heavily on offenders to serve as a disincentive for future occurrence.