Kor Royal Cup stampede

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Kor Royal Cup stampede
Date 20 February 2010
Place Suphachalasai Stadium
Bangkok
Thailand
Cause Thai Port supporters unhappy with the match result
Injured 10+

The Kor Royal Cup stampede was a human crush that occurred on 20 February 2010 at Suphachalasai Stadium in Bangkok, Thailand during a Kor Royal Cup match between Muangthong United and Thai Port.

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Main article: 2010 Kor Royal Cup

Koné Mohamed scored with a header from a Piyachart free kick in the 67th minute, his first goal in a Muangthong United shirt after he moved from Chonburi, and Dagno Siaka scored with a header in the 81st minute.

Thai Port's Pongpipat Kamnuan attempted to convince his fans (the Khlong Toei Army) that the second goal came from a handball; they agreed with him, and feeling that the second goal should have been disallowed, they started throwing firecrackers and bottles onto the pitch, and a pitch invasion then occurred in which Thai Port fans attacked fleeing Muangthong United fans (the Ultra Muangthong), Muangthong United players, officials and stadium security. [1][2]

Thai Port fans later set fire to Muangthong United's team flag and a team shirt in the centre of the pitch.

Aftermath[edit]

The match was abandoned and the Kor Royal Cup was awarded to Muangthong United. The actions of the Thai Port fans could not have come at a worse time for the club, as they were preparing to host the Vietnamese champions, Đà Nẵng in their 2010 AFC Cup Group H opener at the Suphachalasai Stadium on 24 February.[3]

At least ten fans were injured, nine from Ultra Muangthong and one from Thai Port.

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