Malaysia fined $30,000 over 'dog' chants
KUALA LUMPUR – Agence France-Presse
Malaysian supporters chanted "Brunei dogs should just be killed" during their side's 2-1 victory over the neighboring country on Aug. 14 at the Kuala Lumpur-hosted tournament, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) said.
Two days later the fans also chanted that Singaporeans were "dogs" as Malaysia beat the city-state 2-1.
The AFC's disciplinary committee fined the Football Association of Malaysia $15,000 for each of the offenses.
The AFC also issued a warning to the Hong Kong Football Association after home fans booed the Chinese national anthem during an Asian Cup qualifier against Malaysia this month.
"A repeat violation may result in a more severe punishment," the disciplinary committee warned.
Fans in the semi-autonomous territory have repeatedly booed the "March of the Volunteers" anthem despite warnings from football authorities and fines from world body FIFA.