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Indonesian Fans Allegedly Threw Flares At Malaysian Fans When Harimau Malaya Won

They reportedly threw two flares during the match.

Cover image via Bernama via Free Malaysia Today Bernama via Malay Mail

Indonesian football fans allegedly threw multiple flares at Malaysian fans during last night's football match at Stadium Bukit Jalil, KL

It was a joint qualifier match between Malaysia's Harimau Malaya and Indonesia's Garuda for the 2022 World Cup and 2023 Asian Cup, which Malaysia won by beating Indonesia 2-0, reported Bernama.

The first flare was reportedly thrown when Harimau Malaya scored their first goal

According to Astro Awani, the flare emitted red smoke and was thrown after winger Safawi Rasid scored the first goal at the 30th minute.

The second flare was thrown at Malaysian supporters when the match ended

Image via Twitter @PF97_

A video shared on Twitter showed the flare land in the centre of the audience seats, almost hitting an individual dressed in black.

A commotion broke out in front of Entrance E of the stadium after the match

The Federal Reserve Unit controlled the situation soon after the commotion arose.

Cheras district police chief ACP Mohamed Mokhsein Mohamed Zon confirmed the incident, saying they arrested 41 people, reported Bernama.

Among them, 27 were Malaysian fans while 14 others were Indonesian fans.

"They were later released after the documentation process was completed," Malay Mail quoted Mohamed Mokhsein as saying.

He said the investigations into the matter are ongoing.

Watch a video of the incident below:

Last month, Indonesia's national football association was fined USD45,000 (or RM187,159) by FIFA over crowd chaos

Free Malaysia Today reported that Malaysian fans had projectiles hurled at them when Malaysia won 3-2 against Indonesia in September.

Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman, who was at the Gelora Bung Karno stadium then, said some Indonesian football fans tried to barge into the area reserved for Malaysian fans.

In September, Malaysian football fans were attacked by Indonesian fans after a match between the two countries:

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