The Burmese fans were forced to walk through throngs of Malaysia supporters and the scenes turned ugly.
Malaysia is considering pulling its side out of the Suzuki Cup in protest over Burma’s crackdown on ethnic Rohingya Muslims.
Security will be tight in Rangoon and Napyidaw’ when the AFF Championship kicks off later this month following a series of unsavoury incidents involving hooliganism in recent years.
For Rohingyas living in Malaysia, football helps to break down barriers with citizens of their adopted homeland.
On Saturday a friendly football match between former political prisoners and artists was held at Aung San Stadium in Rangoon. The game was organised for Peace Day.
The Myanmar Football Federation is facing disciplinary action over the behaviour of Burmese fans at an AFF Women’s Championship semi-final match against Vietnam on Tuesday.