FUFA referee John Nsubuga survived being lynched by Boroboro Tiger FC supporters yesterday on allegations of poor refereeing.
Trouble started when Boroboro Tiger FC which had conceded 1 goal to Express FC at Masindi Stadium scored an equalizer.
Nsubuga cancelled the goal to the chagrin of Boroboro Tiger FC fans.
After the game, Boroboro fans who traveled all the way from Lira district stormed the pitch with stones to lynch Nsubuga who ran and hid behind a policeman.
Even with guns cocked, and policemen taking positions, the fans vowed to die.
At one point, a policeman made a mark on the ground, saying it was a red line and vowed to shoot whoever would cross it, but this didn't deter the fans from pursuing Nsubuga.
A panicky Nsubuga pleaded with the equally helpless police officers to provide enough security and transport:
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Several Boroboro fans took positions ready to attack and blocked all exit routes. The police were undecided on their next step.
After thirty five minutes, the Masindi district police commander Juma Okungo ordered the rapid response unit to take charge.
Several Boroboro fans, including women were beaten up by the RRU personnel, arrested and bundled into police cars.
Boroboro's home ground; Akibua stadium was banned because of hooliganism, but for all the four matches, they have played in Masindi, they claim they are cheated.
The fans claim there is a plot by the football governing body to eliminate their club from the national super league.