Felda United training session disrupted by rowdy fans


JOHOR BARU: A Felda United football training session at Padang Seri Gelam here on Friday was disrupted by a group of rowdy fans, who lit flares and smoke bombs and hurled abusive language at the players.

The team, nicknamed The Fighters, were training at Padang Seri Gelam for the Malaysia Cup semi-final, second-leg tie against Johor Darul Ta'zim (JDT) at around 5.30pm when the group, about 100-strong, started to provoke the players.

The group unfurled banners with the words “Welcome to hell” and “No Way Out” and started lighting flares.

They then started to hurl abuse at the Felda United players.

The team had no choice but to cut short their training session due to security reasons, and the “fans” dispersed when police arrived at the scene at about 6pm.

Felda United have a 4-3 advantage over JDT in the Malaysia Cup semi-final, and the second leg will be held at the Larkin Stadium on Saturday.