Friday, July 29, 2011

Insulting Chelsea Player, Malaysia apologizes

JAC Sport, Kuala Lumpur - Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) to apologize to the Premier League club, Chelsea fans after racist acts to the Israeli midfielder, Yossi Benayoun in a friendly last week.

In a statement released today, Friday, July 29, 2011, the FAM did not confirm the form of racist acts that occurred at the National Stadium, Kuala Lumpur, July 21, 2011. But, they call it only a minority of the 80,000 spectators in attendance.

"FAM confirms not condone any form of racist acts in football," the statement FAM. "If that happens, we apologize to the players and the team Chelsea FC."

"According to our observations, in the event of such incidents involve only a small group of spectators. Of course, this does not reflect all fans our country. "

Malaysia is a Muslim majority population of more than 28 million. Malaysia also has no diplomatic relations with Israel.

Chelsea did not make complaints after the game. The Blues just complain about it while continuing pre-season tour in Hong Kong.

"We believe Yossi has been the subject of anti-Semitic by some fans at the game," said Chelsea. "Some of their behavior is very hard and can not be accepted in the football environment."

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