President of the Johor Football Association, Tunku Ismail, has expressed his disappointment towards the Kelantan Football Association (KAFA), because they did not make early preparations on the safety of JDTFC's supporters during their clash against Kelantan last Tuesday.
KAFA's decision to not put any Federal Reserve Unit (FRU) to control the safety of Johor supporters has seemingly dismayed Tunku Ismail. After the match, many JDTFC fans complained that Kelantan's fanatic fans had abused them by throwing stones and bottles towards them.
"Our players and fans had to sneak out through different doors and were accompanied by the police for 20KM to leave the stadium," he complained.
Tunku Ismail also denied that the armed forces that attended the match were from Timbalan Setia Negeri Johor (TSN) team.
Speaking to Bernama, he said that the armed forces were from "Rejimen 21 Grup Gerak Khas Angkatan Tentera Malaysia (ATM)". They were there because Tunku Ismail was informed that Johor's King, Sultan Ibrahim Almarhum Sultan Iskandar, wanted to watch the match at the stadium.
"It is a normal procedure and should not be made as an issue by any party," said Tunku Ismail.