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TMJ: Media Sensationalised Reports Of Crowd Trouble

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PETALING JAYA: The Johor crown prince has claimed that most of the reports on crowd trouble at the Perak-JDT match in Ipoh were fabricated.

Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim (pic) claimed that the media sensationalised the story to make it seem that JDT is at fault and that it caused the whole commotion.

He said he had studied the report by the Johor police contingent on the incident, saying that the difference between it and media reports was appalling.

“I urge all parties to hear and read the reports from both sides first before pointing your fingers at anyone,” he said in a statement on Monday.

He said he was amazed that people were making such a big deal about the issue, and that JDT will always be blamed for anything that goes wrong.

“Every time we go to Perak, we will always have a problem. We are not the only ones facing that problem because teams like Selangor, Sarawak and Kuala Lumpur are also facing the same fate. So I’m not surprised by this problem anymore,” he said.

“Now the people in Johor are surprised with the fact that they have twisted the story and, to add salt to injury, the media and social media sites are on their side,” he said.

He added that he told the Football Association of Malaysia two years ago that teams should be penalised either by a fine or by deducting their points should they cause any disturbance during a match.

“I do not know why there are certain quarters raising the topic of deducting points now when we are already half way through the season.

“It should have been raised and implemented before the start of the season.

“However, should FAM decide to implement it now, we will accept their decision if we are guilty of the said offence,” he said.

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