The PSL Despute Resolution Chamber's decision to order Luc Eymael back to Polokwane City hasn't sat well with the majority of South African football fans, who feel the Belgian mentor should be allowed to coach a team of his choice.
Eymael resigned as head coach of Rise and Shine, before joining Bloemfontein Celtic on a two-and-a-half-year deal in March.
However, Polokwane City approached the PSL DRC with a grievance against Eymael, and the league ruled in their favour.
Eymael previously revealed that he has a black belt in karate. This was after City officials denied him access to the dressing rooms on his return to the Peter Mokaba Stadium earlier this month (April).
"Everyone saw what happened (at the old Peter Mokaba Stadium). The video is everywhere. It shows the intentions of some people there‚ deliberate aggression on behalf of somebody. I have been scratched," Eymael told the media after that game.
"They pushed me and they tried to punch me. They tried all sorts of things. I made a big mistake of not reacting. I am happy for that. Thank God for that because I can fight.
"I have a black belt in karate. I am not scared of anybody, but I made a promise to my wife that I wouldn’t fight," he said.
And Twitter didn't take kindly to the PSL DRC's decision, and what followed was a series of angry reactions in support of the 57-year-old.
One of these days, Luc Eymael is gonna lose his cool and we'll finally get to see those black belt moves... Keep frustrating him nizobona! — Negrophile (@Rre_Kgatle) April 19, 2017
So Luc Eymael can't quit and coach a team of his choice wow what's going on psl? — El Thato (@Thato_Tleane_) April 19, 2017
P. City boss is taking Luc Eymael resignation too personal. As for the DRC they must tell us if coaches r not allowed to resign anymore — sydney maswanganyi (@sydneymaswangan) April 19, 2017
Luc Eymael should go back, make them lose 10 - 0. So that Polokwane could let go nd seek somebody who's passionate about their club.— Tumelo lephogole (@Tumi_Lephogole) April 19, 2017
Bloemfontein Celtic have since confirmed that Eymael will appeal the judgement.
Celtic's Coach Luc Eymael will appeal the @OfficialPSL DRC judgment that orders him to return to his former employer, Polokwane City. pic.twitter.com/Ile5SeoaVi — Bloemfontein Celtic (@Bloem_Celtic) April 19, 2017