Ticket confusion sparked ruckus

Ticket confusion sparked ruckus

SINGAPORE - They came from across the Causeway to support their football team - Johor Darul Takzim (JDT) - against the LionsXII.

But their trip earlier this month came to nothing when they could not enter Jalan Besar Stadium.

Some of the fans turned rowdy and police officers were deployed to control the situation.

Four Malaysians were each jailed for a week yesterday after pleading guilty to behaving in a disorderly manner at Horne Road, near the west entrance of the stadium at around 9pm on May 20.

They are: Roslina Mohd Bakri, 25, who is self-employed; guest service executive Raja Abdul Hadi Raja Rozhan, 25; hotel front desk executive Haridass Manoharan, 26; and hotel concierge staff Norkhaizan Jelani, 28.

Deputy Public Prosecutor (DPP) Nicholas Lai said that a team of police officers saw about 30 JDT supporters outside the stadium at 8.30pm and they were making a lot of noise.

Senior Station Inspector (SSI) Jasni Yahaya, 49, who was in plainclothes, identified himself as a police officer to find out what the matter was.

One of them told him that they were not allowed to enter to stadium despite having tickets.

SSI Jasni checked one of the tickets and found that it was meant for home fans.

Away supporters are not allowed to enter the section with these tickets.

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