Terengganu fans turn violent, LionsXII players and fans stranded for 5 hours at stadium

LionsXII players and their fans from Singapore were stranded at the Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin stadium in Malaysia for about five hours, after Terengganu fans turned violent over their team's failure to qualify on Saturday for the Malaysian FA Cup fi
LionsXII players and their fans from Singapore were stranded at the Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin stadium in Malaysia for about five hours, after Terengganu fans turned violent over their team's failure to qualify on Saturday for the Malaysian FA Cup final. -- PHOTO: TERENNGANU FA/FACEBOOK

LionsXII players and their fans from Singapore were stranded at the Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin stadium in Malaysia for about five hours, after Terengganu fans turned violent over their team's failure to qualify on Saturday for the Malaysian FA Cup final.

The Singapore team narrowly defeated their competition. They won on an away-goals advantage after both teams were tied 4-4 on aggregate to advance to the final.

According to Facebook page Exclusive Singapore LionsXII, which was providing live updates on the situation, two buses transporting LionsXII supporters were damaged after fans threw stones at them.

 

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Keaadan terkini di stadium gong badakMore : Sukan Star TVBy : Sukan Star .com @ sukanstar.com

Posted by Sukan Star TV on Saturday, 16 May 2015

 

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Before we end up, heres a few photo from our Lionsxii fans that travel to support our lions. Respect to all our fans who travelling to Terengganu. Hopefully will reach to our homeland safely.Photo by : J.J

Posted by Exclusive Singapore Lions XII on Saturday, 16 May 2015

 

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Update :Almost 4am finally our players and fans reach their hotel safely escort by the police.

Posted by Exclusive Singapore Lions XII on Saturday, 16 May 2015

Wire agency Bernama also reported that 15,000 rioting Terengganu fans broke glass doors at the stadium and burned an ambulance stationed at the stadium compound.

They also hurled stones at Terengganu Chief Minister Ahmad Razif Abdul Rahman's car outside the stadium.

The Terengannu fans were said to have turned violent because they were unhappy with referee Mohd Amirul Izwan Yaacob's decision to disallow their team's fourth goal by Ahmad Nordin Alias in the 89th minute after he was found to be offside.

The situation forced the stadium authorities to call Malaysian riot control police, who released tear gas to disperse the rioting fans.

An update on the Exclusive Singapore Lions XII Facebook page showed that all the players and fans reached their hotel safely, escorted by Malaysian police, only at about 4am on Sunday morning,

The LionsXII will play Kelantan, who beat Pahang 3-2 on aggregate on Saturday, in the final at the Bukit Jalil Stadium on May 23.

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