Manama: A Saudi prince has been banned from entering stadiums for one year following his alleged involvement in an altercation at the end of a crucial match in the Saudi league.

The ban against Prince Abdul Aziz Bin Abdul Rahman Bin Nasser was decided by the General President of Youth Welfare Prince Musaid Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud after a committee he set up to look into the incidents that followed the match between arch-rivals Al Hilal and Al Nasr, two Riyadh-based teams, submitted its report.

“The committee has studied the incidents and reported its findings and conclusions on Tuesday to the General Presidency of Youth Welfare (GPYW),” the GPYW said in a statement. “All the remarks by all the competent sides have been included in the final report presented to the general presidency.”

The incidents occurred as Al Nasr beat Al Hilal and became the football champions and players and team officials were jubilantly celebrating the title.

Some pictures showed Prince Abdul Aziz, an honorary member of Al Nasr team, carrying his agal, the black rope used to keep the ghitra, the headdress, in his hand while a stadium steward was trying to hold him away from Al Hilal players.

The general presidency, the equivalent of a youth and sports ministry, said it wanted the Saudi league to issue new regulations governing the presence of officials on the sidelines of the football pitches… see more

source: gulfnews