Indonesian National Team opponent, Menpora Malaysia Ultimatum Supporters
Not only the two coaches, Menpora Malaysia, Khairy Jamaluddin, also cautioned supporters ahead of the SEA Games semifinals 2017 against Indonesia U-22 national team. He hoped there was no controversial incident between the two supporters.
Earlier, Malaysian coach, Ong Kim Swee, hoped his team’s supporters and the Indonesian national team were not provoked by any incidents and controversial things that happened. One of them is a racket experienced by Myanmar supporters who involve the home fans.
Long before that, the people of Indonesia have also been angered by the negligence of SEA Games 2017 organizing committee (Masoc) who put the Indonesian flag upside down in the guidebook. Shortly after that, the Malaysian party immediately sent an apology.
However, that does not mean the residual disappointment of the incident has disappeared without a trace. Moreover, Malaysia will face Indonesia national team in SEA Games 2017 semifinals at Shah Alam Stadium on Saturday (26/08/2017). The potential for clashing between the two strongholds is very likely.
“Give support to our team in a positive way, without saying anything that hurts other people’s feelings, my suggestion is that the audience come early because we use different admission procedures We have to take strict security measures,” said Jamaluddin, quoted by New Straits Times.
Unfortunately, the number of Malaysian fans and Indonesian national team U-22 certainly not balanced. Based on information gained from Indonesia national team manager, Endri Erawan, Indonesian national team supporters only get 10,000 pieces of tickets.
In fact, the capacity of Shah Alam Stadium itself reached 80,000. That is, more support obtained Malaysia. “I’m sure the support of the audience is very important for the players, I see our players have found a positive rhythm, hopefully they get away,” said Jamaluddin.