TV channel Wataniya threatened to stop broadcasting matches after two of its journalists were wounded during weekend unrest.
Tunisias public TV channel Wataniya threatened to stop broadcasting football matches after two of its journalists were wounded during weekend unrest, as reported by AFP.
Fans of top club Etoile Sahel attacked the press booth of Wataniya which holds exclusive rights to broadcast Tunisian championship matches.
Angry fans threw stones and other projectiles, lightly injuring two journalists and damaging the booth, after their teams 1-0 defeat by Club Africain.
The violence was sparked by a contested penalty in the second half, Wataniya spokesman Elyes Jarraya told AFP.
Wataniya denounced what it called the latest in a series of frequent attacks against its staff and equipment and called for security measures to protect journalists.
Otherwise, it warned, the channel will be forced to stop covering matches that do not foresee the requisite protection.
Tunisias journalists union also strongly condemned the violence and called on the Tunisian Football Federation to take the necessary measures to ensure the protection of journalists.
Football in Tunisia is regularly plagued by violence, especially when the countrys top clubs clash.
Football violence has escalated so much in recent years that sports minister Majdouline Cherni has described it as stadium terrorism.