Fans land east coast sides in hot water

Kelantan and Terengganu could face punishment from the FA of Malaysia for the unruly behavior of their supporters during the midweek MSL matches

The Kelantan Football Association (KAFA) and the Football Association of Terengganu (PBSNT) may face action from the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) for the behavior of their fans during the midweek Malaysian Super League (MSL) matches.

At the Sultan Muhammad IV Stadium in Kota Bharu, police had to escort some 200 supporters of Johor Darul Takzim down to the pitch when a handful of Kelantan fans started throwing bottles at them immediately after the match.

The match was also marred by incidents of throwing firecrackers and smoke bombs to areas near the field.

Kelantan and Johor drew 1-1.

In Kuala Terengganu, unhappy Terengganu supporters failed to control their anger over a decision by linesman Mohd. Fazli Ishak and resorted to raining him with bottles during their game against Selangor on Tuesday.

The match ended in favour of the visiting Selangor, who went away with a 2-1 win.

FAM’s Secretary General, Datuk Azzuddin Ahmad said the governing body would take action against both PBSNT and KAFA for failing to control their supporters.

“The match official at the Sultan Ismail Nasiruddin Shah Stadium has submitted a formal complaint.

“However, FAM have yet to receive any reports from the official who was in charge at the Sultan Muhammad IV Stadium.

“We will decide the form of punishment after getting a full report from the officials and having looked at the evidence," Azzuddin told Kosmo yesterday.


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