Yangon United players targeted as Yadanarbon fans appear to throw objects in MNL defeat

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Yadanarbon v Yangon United - Myanmar National League 2015

could face potential sanctions from the Myanmar Football Federation (MFF) after their fans threw objects at players during the visitors’ 3-2 win at Bahtoo Stadium on Sunday.

The defending champions opened their lead through Burmese wonderkid Aung Thu’s effort in the 20th minute. But Yangon gave an impressive response after Kyi Lin and Cesar Augusto netting two goals respectively to take the lead.

However, the throwing random objects incident started to erupt during the game when Yangon striker Emerson Luiz celebrated the third goal in the 59th minute to extend his team lead over the host. Shine Thura scored the second goal for the host at the 64th minute, but it did not enough to prevent his team from a defeat.

Referee’s report will be key to whether the Mandalay-based team face any action from MFF, who potentially could be hit with a fine as punishment for failing to control their fans.

It was not the first time Yadanarbon fans reacted in a negative manner toward their team’s loss. Back in 2012, the club were forced to play two home games behind closed doors due to the same incident after hosting their fierce rival.

Yadanarbon-Yangon United rivalry is the biggest rivalry in the Myanmar football as the pair have shared three league titles since the establishment of MNL in 2009.