Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Riot In Shah Alam Stadium

Just when it seems it can't get any worse for Malaysia, now their football fans have rioted! Malaysia’s World Cup qualifier with Saudi Arabia on Tuesday was halted when fans threw flares onto the pitch. Malaysia was trailing 2-1 when the game was suspended in the 88th min. 

Fans has been unhappy since last week's 10-0 defeat to UAE which caused former coach Dollah Salleh to resign, but that does not give them any right to riot. As unhappy as the fans are, they need to understand the simple fact that they were facing one of Asia's top teams. Saudi Arabia is ranked much higher than Malaysia and a 2-1 defeat to them is hardly a disgrace. I will admit I did not see the game but even at home, a 2-1 loss is not a reason for a riot. 

Worse is the fact that the fans even attacked Saudi supporters at the match. Unconfirmed reports said two Saudi supporters were attacked. Malaysian Police had said that 11 people had been arrested on charges of rioting. That's good and well but things may get a lot worse for Malaysian football once the Asian Football Confederation gets a report on the riot. 

And honestly, the Malaysian will have no one to blame but themselves. 

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