KUALA TERENGGANU – Terengganu football fans went wild, destroying public property and even hurling stones at Terengganu Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Razif Abdul Rahman’s car outside the Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin Stadium here after the team failed to qualify for the 2015 FA Cup final.
The violence was said to be due to Terengganu fans being unhappy with referee Mohd Amirul Izwan Yaacob’s decision to disallow Terengganu’s fourth goal by Ahmad Nordin Alias in the 89th minute as he was found to be offside.
The 3-2 win by the Turtles last night was not enough to stop Lions XII of Singapore from entering the final with away goals advantage after both teams were tied 4-4 on aggregate.
For the record, Lions XII won 2-1 in the first leg at the Jalan Besar Stadium in Singapore on May 9.
Terengganu spectators were also reported to have broken glass doors at the stadium apart from burning an ambulance stationed at the stadium compound.
The situation forced the stadium authorities to call the Federal Reserve Unit (FRU) who released tear gas to disperse about 15,000 rioting Terengganu fans.
A bus transporting Lions XII supporters was also damaged by several Terengganu fans who could not accept the results of the match.
Meanwhile, Kuala Terengganu police chief, ACP Idris Abdul Rafar, when met by reporters, declined to comment but gave his assurance a full investigation would be carried out.