Khairy wants FAM to settle fan problem before Pahang-JDT game

Khairy Jamaluddin wants the FAM to take firm and drastic action over trouble-making fans, in order to stop incidents from happening in the future

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Pahang Football Association (PBNP) has revealed that they are still revising the suggestions made to them by the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM), who suggested that Johor Darul Ta’zim (JDT) fans should not be allowed to come for the Pahang-JDT FA Cup fixture.

JDT will travel to Kuantan on the 30th of May for the second leg of their FA Cup semi-final, but the Youth and Sports Minister has urged the FAM to act more firmly in controlling the fans for the second leg.

According to Astro Arena, Khairy said “I’ve contacted FAM’s secretary-general Datuk Hamidin Mohd Amin (a) few days ago and asked (the) FAM to take swift and firm action regarding this matter because too many incidents have already happened.”

When asked in regards to the FAM’s suggestions to the PBNP of not allowing JDT fans to come to the stadium for the fixture, Jamaluddin said PBNP are still discussing that matter

During the first leg at Larkin, JDT fans caused problems following the game when around 1,000 fans gathered around the stadium and refused to go home, despite being asked to do so by the police.

The incident meant Pahang players and fans were not allowed to leave the stadium, in order to avoid any unnecessary incidents.

Reports suggested that JDT fans did so to show their dissatisfaction over the game, which ended as a 1-1 draw, with Luciano Figueroa's opener cancelled out by Matias Conti.