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The Indonesian Sports Minister officially apologized to Malaysia after the scuffle

The Indonesian Sports Minister officially apologized to Malaysia after the scuffle

Indonesian Sports Minister Imam Nahrawi issued an apology for the behavior of home fans against Malaysia in the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier.

Indonesian fans on the Bung Karno Stadium have left an extremely ugly image in the eyes of international friends, when causing a riots against the fans and the Malaysian team. After the incident, Indonesian Sports Minister Imam Nahrawi had to speak up: "I apologize on behalf of the people as well as the Indonesian government to the Sports Minister of Malaysia - Saddiq and the supporters. What happened yesterday.

The friendship between Indonesia and Malaysia should not be broken because of football, we want to continue to build this good friendship. Those who caused the altercation will, of course, be punished by the law - according to CNN Indonesia.

Malaysian Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq also made his comments and deeply condemned the behavior of Indonesian fans: “We thank the Indonesian government for quickly accepting the incident. I have received an apology from Mr. Imam, I believe you will take the necessary legal action after this incident.

Above all, we are still friends. We guarantee to welcome you with hospitality. We will work together to resolve this issue".

The Indonesian Sports Minister officially apologized to Malaysia after the scuffle

Malaysia has successfully reversed despite being Indonesia took the lead twice. Substitute Mohamadou Sumareh came up with a brace to help coach Tan Cheng Hoe and his team get 3 full points.

After the match, the Malaysian team was repeatedly attacked by the home team fans. To ensure the safety of the players as well as the team & the organizers at Bung Karno Stadium had to mobilize up to 5 specialized armored vehicles to escort Sumareh and his teammates back to the hotel safely.