JDT fans block Pahang team from leaving stadium

JDT fans refuse to disperse after the FA Cup semi-final match at Larkin Stadium on Monday night. They finally relented and allowed the Pahang team to leave at 1am.

JOHOR BARU - It seems the story about JDT fans misbehaving just never seem to end.

Again they lost control on Monday night.

About two thousand angry JDT fans blocked all exits at the Larkin Stadium here after the FA Cup semi-final first leg match against Pahang had ended in a 1-1 draw, preventing the visiting side from leaving the stadium for two hours.

Apparently, they demanded that the Pahang side apologise over an incident in which Johor fans were attacked during the Super League match in Kuantan in February.

They refused to disperse even after being advised by the police.

In the end, the Johor Baru deputy OCPD Supt Abdul Samad Salleh approached several leaders of the JDT fans to control their followers.

After repeated persuasions by the police, and cooling off talks between leaders of both sets of fans, the visiting side were allowed to leave at about 1am.

It seems, the leader of the Pahang fans also guaranteed that no trouble would occur during the second leg on May 30.

Police arrested several people, believed to be leaders of the JDT fans, after the Pahang team left.

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