The Straits Times
www.straitstimes.com
Published on Nov 28, 2012
 
VIDEO

AFF Suzuki Cup: Malaysian fans' 'dog' chant riles Singapore fans

 
 

SINGAPORE (AFP) - Singapore fans have been left feeling angry and hurt after being labelled "dogs" by Malaysian spectators during their weekend AFF Suzuki Cup win, a report said on Wednesday.

Video posted on YouTube shows thousands of Malaysian fans chanting "Singapore itu anjing" (Singapore are dogs) during Sunday's group game in Kuala Lumpur, when Singapore beat the defending Southeast Asian champions 3-0.

Singapore's New Paper, describing the chant as "vile", said footage of the incident had been viewed nearly 200,000 times online.

"Frankly, we are angry and hurt. But we were the minority... there were just about 1,000 of us there," one fan told the newspaper.