Thursday, 15 March 2012

Terengganu wants their fans to behave during matches

Fans of the Turtles, famous for “welcoming” opposing teams by throwing plastic bottles onto the pitch have been told to behave for the AFC Cup clash with Hong Kong’s Kitchee FC on March 20. 

Terengganu FA president Datuk Che Mat Jusoh said any disruption caused by the fans would bring dire consequences to the team and FA. 

He said the FA could be fined US$5,000 (RM15,915) for each object thrown onto the field. 

“I hope the fans will be at their best behaviour and not throw bottles. 

“I respect their passion for the team but there are other ways of expressing it other than throwing bottles,” he asid at the FA headquarters here yesterday. 

Che Mat said the AFC Cup was a prestigious competition and the organisers have set a strict guidelines for teams. 

“The police, along with other enforcement agencies, will be on hand to ensure the match goes smoothly but I appeal to the fans to not resort to any wild behaviour. “ 

Tickets for the match would be priced at RM30 for the grandstand and RM15 for regular seats. Fans can buy the tickets at Stadium Sultan Ismail on March 19-20. 

Terengganu go into the second Group F match against Kitchee FC after dispatching Vietnam’s Song Lam Nghe An 1-0 in their debut match last week. The fourth team in Group F is Singapore’s Tampines Rovers.

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