Indonesia’s celebrations at reaching the final of the AFF Suzuki Cup have been tempered by an attack on the team bus, just minutes after their triumph in Vietnam.
After their dramatic extra-time victory in the My Dinh Stadium, in Hanoi, a jubilant Indonesia squad were making their way back to the team hotel.
However, local supporters, reportedly on motorbikes, threw rocks towards the bus which saw one window shattered.
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The bus was forced to turnaround and return to the stadium, before a replacement vehicle arrived.
“We want to apologise to Indonesia for this unfortunate incident but the police had their own security plans in place and maybe they didn’t anticipate this kind of incident,” Vietnam Football Federation General-Secretary Le Hoai Anh told FourFourTwo.
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The team reportedly only had police escorts to the front and rear of the bus, rather than on the sides, which is standard practice at major tournaments.
A heavy security detail escorted the team on the second journey to the hotel, while riot police were stationed on the bus itself.