Replies to Media ● May 23, 2014

FAS’ reply to media queries on handling of JDT fans at LionsXII vs JDT match

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The Football Association of Singapore (FAS) would like to clarify that no such arrangements were made for JDT fans who travelled to Singapore to attend last year’s match. It is not FAS’ policy to provide police escorts for Malaysian fans travelling to Singapore to attend football matches.

We wish to iterate that this is untrue. As there were 5 coaches carrying JDT fans, the disembarkation process may have taken slightly longer than usual for some of these fans because of the stringent security checks and measures in place at the Away Fans section of stadium.

A number of Malaysian fans of Johor Darul Takzim were denied entry into the stadium as they were not holders of tickets to the rightful and appropriate fan seating sectors.

As part of our stadium security considerations, organised fan groups may be allowed to bring selected musical instruments into the stadium, if prior approval had been obtained from FAS. This had been communicated officially to JDT in advance A number of JDT fans were unable to bring their musical instruments into the stadium on Tuesday night because they did not possess the necessary clearance from FAS to do so.