Selangor and Perak fans clash before Super League game

KUALA LUMPUR: A violent brawl broke out among unruly fans in the parking lot of the MBPJ Stadium in Kelana Jaya on Saturday, just ahead of the Super League match between Selangor and Perak, resulting in multiple people sustaining injuries.

The chaotic altercation, which has since gone viral on X (formerly known as Twitter) and Instagram, left a white sedan damaged and injured supporters needing medical attention.An image circulating online depicts a supporter being handcuffed and taken away by the police.

Selangor team manager Mahfizul Rusydin Rashid declined to comment on the incident."We are aware of this incident. It's a police case now, so we're leaving it up to them to investigate."

Malaysian Football League (MFL) chief executive officer Datuk Stuart Ramalingam pointed out that the marshall chief was informed about the incident before the match."It could be an accident because it involved a car too, and medics were sent," said Stuart.

"We are aware that some arrests were made, but we are waiting for the full update from the police. "We also look to investigate this further as well.

"We will take this matter up with all clubs and take stronger and collective action. We must collectively create a safer environment for the masses who attend matches."Despite the off-field chaos, Selangor managed a 4-0 victory against Perak in the match, maintaining their second position in the Super League.

Saturday's incident adds to a series of crowd violence episodes this season. On July 22, a fan was assaulted by an unidentified individual during the FA Cup final between Johor Darul Ta'zim (JDT) and KL City at Sultan Ibrahim Stadium. JDT was fined RM15,000 by the FA of Malaysia (FAM).

Additionally, Selangor were fined RM88,000 for various incidents during the Malaysia Cup quarter-final return leg match against Terengganu at the MBPJ Stadium on Sept 24.

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