Shop and Save Lautoka Blues were upset with the free for all brawl that erupted during their O League game against Tafea FC over the weekend in Vanuatu. Upon their arrival Tuesday night in Fiji, Lautoka soccer boss, Shalendra Prasad said his team would not play again in Vanuatu unless and until there full assured of their safety. Prasad said the brawl has painted a bad image of the Tafea FC and Vanuatu soccer.
"I don't think we will go and play there again,' said Prasad. " Unless and until we are given full assurance on the security measures then only I think Lautoka FC will go and play." Prasad said he was upset with the Vanuatu O League LOC. He said some of his players were punched by the security at the ground when the players tried to run for assistance. " The crowd can dominate anything up there and the security at the ground instead of protecting our players they punched our boys," The game was not completed, the referee was bashed, stones and bottles were thrown, we were chased from the ground to the changing room and securities started punching some of our boys".
OFC General Secretary Tai Nicholas says they are investigating the incident in Port Vila and its in the hands of the OFC disciplinary committee.