Sabah Football Club (Sabah FC) has apologised on behalf of their supporters after they resorted to violence upon Sabah FC’s loss to Johor Darul Ta’zim FC (JDT) during a match on Friday (July 15) at the Likas Stadium in Kota Kinabalu.
In multiple videos showcased online, Sabah FC fans could be seen throwing water bottles towards the field and fighting in the stands due to their dissatisfaction over the loss. One supporter could even be seen tearing down a JDT flag.
According to a report by Sabah Gazette, Sabah FC manager, Ahmad Marzuki Nasir shared that no matter the results of the match, it shouldn’t be used as a justification for bad behaviour and hopes the incident never occurs again.
“There are actions outside the playing field that Sabah cannot accept. Emotions will always peak during any competitive football match, but at the same time there needs to be control shown by all parties to ensure the safety of fans, players and officials,”
“In this regard, Sabah would also like to apologise to JDT supporters who visited the Likas Stadium for the match,” he said.
Netizens, on the other hand, have since urged the football club to improve security at the stadium to help prevent such incidents in the future.
You can check out the videos here:
Location: Stadium Likas Kota Kinabalu 🤐🤐🤐
Let’s all remember that violence should never be the answer.