Malaysian Football Fans Attack Vietnamese Fans During Semi-Finals
The explosive behaviour of Malaysian football fans who attacked Vietnamese supporters during the AFF Suzuki Cup semi-final first leg at Shah Alam Stadium has forced an apology from Malaysia’s sports minister Khairy Jamaluddin.
Five people were arrested and at least one Vietnamese fan injured by the end of match, which Vietnam won 2-1. Supporters from both sides were reported to be involved in the clashes.
The unruly behaviour was caught on video amidst terrified Vietnamese fans.
The minister said on his Facebook page that there was no excuse for the violence that he personally witnessed.
These violent fans do not represent Malaysia. My sincere apologies on behalf of Malaysia for the actions of these small number of irresponsible thugs. of irresponsible thugs.
Earlier in November, a group of Malaysian fans were denied entry into Singapore to watch the Malaysia versus Myanmar match at Jalan Besar Stadium.
The Asian Football Confederation has also fined Football Association of Malaysia $13,227 last week for the way Malaysian supporters behaed during a match against the Philippines in March.