TWO disgruntled football fans beat up a policeman after the Super League match between Sarawak and Kelantan ended in a 1-1 draw on Saturday.
Police Light Strike Force (LSF) Lance Corporal Amzari Othman, 33, attached with the Sungai Maong police station, was left unconscious after he was attacked. He received outpatient treatment at Sarawak General Hospital.
The incident occurred at the end of the match when the rowdy crowd hurled verbal abuses and threw bottles and stones to show their unhappiness over the outcome of the match. When the LSF team ordered the crowd to leave the stadium, a fan, sporting a Mohawk hairstyle, attacked Amzari while another fan hit another policeman who came to his rescue.
Sarawak police commissioner Datuk Acryl Sani Abdullah Sani said they were tracing the duo, in their 20s, believed to be brothers.
This was the second incident involving rowdy "Bujang Senang" supporters after the first incident at the Sarawak vs Singapore's Lions XII match on March 17, where local supporters threw firecrackers into the pitch and destroyed a bus outside the stadium.
Acting city police chief Superintendent Pauzi Bujang said police would take stringent measures to control the crowd at future matches.