By JIT Mukherjii
The bright green light was aimed at players and Argentina coach Diego Maradona during Saturday’s match in Johannesburg.
FIFA says it noticed the beam immediately and alerted security staff at Ellis Park. The fan was spotted and thrown out of the stadium.
FIFA was concerned by fans using laser pens at qualifying matches. It fined the Greek football federation US$21,800 after beams were directed at opposing Switzerland and Israel players. Security have been made quite tight because of such enthusiastic fans.