Indonesian football fans say sorry for taunting Azkals with "Hindi kayo Pilipino!" chant

ABS-CBNNews.com reports that during the Philippine Azkals-Timnas Indonesia friendly match at the Rizal Memoriam Stadium Tuesday night, June 5, "a small group of Indonesians who watched the gameyelled ’Hindi kayo Pilipino! (You are not Filipinos!)’ at some members of the Azkals during the game." They were apparently taunting the players of mixed heritage.

ABS-CBNNews.com reports that during the Philippine Azkals-Timnas Indonesia friendly match at the Rizal Memorial Stadium on Tuesday night, June 5, "a small group of Indonesians who watched the gameyelled ’Hindi kayo Pilipino! (You are not Filipinos!)’ at some members of the Azkals during the game." They were apparently taunting the players of mixed heritage.

 

The report revealed that one of the witnesses of the incident was Craig Burrows, who is described as "an Englishman based in Manila who manages the Philippines’ Street Child World Cup team." The report noted: "Burrows said that he was standing next to the Indonesian fans when he heard the abusive chant."

 

In the wake of the incident, one of the individuals who had uttered the offensive chant, with the Twitter username @zoolsitorus, tweeted his apology: "I wanna apologize for what happened. It was just an emotional moment, we promise we won’t do it again." Another Indonesian, with the Twitter username @JEtalk, tweeted: "We all learn from this mistake. Azkal and Indonesian fans are friends."

 

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