SURABAYA (1 Aug 2018) – The Asean Football Federation takes a very serious view of the incident which took place during the Thailand versus Malaysia match on 30 July 2018 at the Joko Samudro Stadium.
The AFF is in the process of gathering all evidence pertaining to the issue before deciding on an appropriate course of action to be taken under the guidance of the Asian football Confederation.
Prior to the commencement of the AFF U16 Championship, the AFF has taken every precautionary security measure, through our close relationship with the FA of Indonesia (PSSI), to avoid a repeat of the ugly incidents that took place during the AFF U19 championship.
The safety and security of players and officials remains a paramount consideration in the organisation of every AFF tournament and we will take every necessary step to prevent further cases of spectator misconduct.
In light of the intense rivalry between Indonesia and Malaysia, the AFF hopes that all team representatives will refrain from making provocative statements on social media which will aggravate the situation further.