Sharks fans were caught by the police in a breathalyser blitz
The Durban police were under attack from the families of 52 Sharks fans who were arrested in a drink drive clampdown after their sides' Currie Cup victory over the Blue Bulls at the Absa Stadium on Friday night.
The 50 men and two women were caught out in a breathalyser blitz undertaken by local police in Braam Fishcer Road outside the ground after the home side had won the floodlit game 44-10.
Furious relatives who tried to bail their family members were unable to release them because of a fault with the processing system at the police station and it was feared some of the fans could face a second night in jail.
The Absa Stadium is renowned for its Braai culture at major fixtures, where thousands of fans gather in grounds surrounding the venue and turn the game into a huge party. The stadium hosted the first Test between the Springboks and the British & Irish Lions.