IPOH, Sept 1 (Bernama) -- The Perak Football Association (PAFA) refuted claims that Perak supporters were involved the riot at the State Stadium in Kuching during a Malaysia Cup match between Sarawak and Perak, last Saturday.
Perak team manager Datuk Azhar Ahmad said the accusation was baseless since the Sarawak Football Association had announced that no tickets were sold to Perak fans after concerns that there could be bad blood following the alleged assault of a Sarawak fan during the first leg match in Ipoh, two weeks ago.
"The Sarawak Football Association had in a statement published in the Borneo Post had stated that since the arrival of the Perak team was its responsibility, no tickets will be sold to Perak fans for fear of their safety," he told reporters here Monday.
He was commenting on a report by a private television station that claimed Perak fans were also involved in the riot at the State Stadium in Kuching, Sarawak.
Azhar said even a day before the match, about 20 individuals who arrived at the Perak team's training session had started using abusive language, including raising racial sentiments at the players who were training.....