BY NIK AFIQ Follow on Twitter
The Perak Football Association (PAFA) has denied that Perak fans were involved in a riot that happened at State Stadium, Kuching last weekend.
According to Perak team manager, Datuk Azhar Ahmad, reports claiming that Perak fans were involved were baseless as Sarawak Football Associations already stated earlier that no tickets were sold to Perak fans after what happened in Ipoh two weeks ago.
Quoting from Bernama, Azhar said “Sarawak already made a statement that no tickets were sold to Perak fans as they fear for their own safety.”
Azhar responded to a private television report, that claimed Perak fans were also involved in the riot. He however claimed that 20 individuals Perak’s training session and used abusive language and racial sentiments towards the players.
“Before the game, we already told the players to quickly make their way to the dressing room to avoid any incidents. However, despite a very tight security, there was still provocation.”
“Due to the rioting, all of us stayed in the dressing room for three hours before we can leave because the situation was really dangerous,” added Azhar.
Azhar also confirmed that PAFA would submit a report to the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM), in regards to the incident.