SINGAPORE, Oct 20 (Reuters) - Malaysian football teams
Selangor and Kelantan were fined in a "last warning" to
M-League clubs after trouble at a match led to casualties and
Both were fined for failing to control fans at last week's
Malaysia Cup quarter-final first leg at the Shah Alam Stadium.
Trouble flared when Kelantan fans taunted Selangor
supporters and stadium security officers. Supporters of both
teams let off firecrackers and hurled missiles at each other.
A fight outside the stadium after the goalless match left
several injured. Kelantan won the return leg 3-0 to advance.
"This is our last warning to all teams in the M-League.
Those who fail to adhere to regulations from now on will be
slapped with harsher punishment," disciplinary committee
chairman Omar Othman told Malaysian media.
"In future, concerned teams will be forced to either play
in a neutral stadium or play all home matches in an empty
"Starting from this incident, the FAM will take firm action
against any team or teams found guilty.
"We will not compromise on issues of safety."
Othman said security at all venues would be beefed up and
fans would be searched for banned objects and firecrackers.
Selangor were fined 67,500 ringgit ($21,720) for their part
in the violence, and Kelantan 57,500.
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