FAM launch "Stop Hooliganism" campaign

The campaign will be directed towards curbing the increasing concerns regarding hooliganism in Malaysian football

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Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) have decided to combat the rising concerns regarding violence in the local football scene by kick starting the "Love Football; Stop Hooliganism" campaign.

Security concerns within stadium has been a niggling issue in recent times and FAM have reiterated their intention of battling hooliganism all the way.

"Actions of violence are unacceptable in football. These occurences should not grow and that is what I'm hoping we can achieve with this campaign," FAM Vice President Tunku Abdullah Ibni Sultan Ahmad Shah said.

"Football is a sport for all; we have to be considerate towards other fans as well, who are coming out to support their teams. Thus, I'd like to warn this people to only come to the stadium to watch football and support their team, not create any problems.

"Fans need to behave themselves and channel support in the proper way. We don't want these things to create a bad reputation for our country and the local football scene," he added.

The campaign flags will be distributed to all the teams competing in the Super League and Premier League in the near future, and the FAM League as well as the President Cup will be included into the campaign at some point in the future.

FAM also went on to stress that the wordings on those flags will reflect what Malaysian football should aspire to be, and the sort of negative influences that could arise if hooliganism continues to grow.

The campaign will be making its debut during the friendly match between Malaysia and Philippines at the Selayang Stadium on the 1st of March.