Sparks fly in Terengganu

Pictures by: 
Benjamin Seetor

The referee was shoved and his assistant had a ball kicked at him in anger, in a dramatic match that saw an apparent game-changing goal disallowed for offside. Vitriol spat out on the pitch at the Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin Stadium on Saturday night, sparking off the Terengganu fans in the stands after their team failed to overcome a 2-1 first-leg deficit in the Malaysian FA Cup semi-final, beating the LionsXII 3-2 on the night, but going out on the away goals rule.

What started with water bottles and seats being hurled onto the pitch esca- MAYHEM: Terengganu fans taunt riot police outside the stadium as Singaporean fans stayed inside. What started with water bottles and seats being hurled onto the pitch escalated into the torching of an ambulance, a police vehicle being damaged, glass doors at the stadium smashed, and an attack on two buses chartered by Singaporean fans.Kuala Terengganu police chief Idris Abdul Rafar told Malaysian media that 25 men were arrested.
 

Read the full report in our print edition on 18 May 2015.

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