Penang fans cause commotion after defeat


  • Football
  • Sunday, 12 Feb 2017

BATU KAWAN: Following the defeat of the Penang team in their Super League match against Sarawak, a commotion broke out at the State Stadium here.

The commotion was instigated by fanatic supporters of the ‘Black Panthers’ outside the stadium.

Earlier, the hardcore fans were jeering inside the stadium following the end of the match at 11pm.

The group then gathered outside the stadium after the People’s Volunteer Corps (RELA) members and the police barred them from entering the compound of the stadium.

The unruly fans then vented their anger against the Penang Football Association and began hurling mineral bottles and fireworks towards the RELA and the policemen on duty.

The aggressive behaviour of the group forced the Federal Reserve Unit (FRU) to fire tear gas and ordered them to disperse from the area.

South Seberang Perai deputy police chief DSP Shamsuddin Mamat, who was also at the scene, said the situation was under control, adding that no arrests were made. — Bernama

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