Leeds United have come in for heavy criticism after announcing a plan to play two post-season friendlies in crisis-hit Burma next month.
A statement from the Leeds United Supporters' Trust said the tour was "a unusual and controversial choice, given the unsafe political climate Myanmar now finds itself in", but welcomed reassurances from the club about the safety of travelling fans.
The Myanmar military and government, including de facto leader, the Nobel prize victor Aung San Suu Kyi, have denied responsibility for the violence but recently the top United Nations human rights official called for Myanmar to be referred to the International Criminal Court.
Almost 700,000 of Myanmar's Rohingya Muslim minority have fled the country since August because of ongoing military operations in Rakhine.
"Myanmar is one of the fastest growing nations in South East Asia and is passionate about English football", said Leeds managing director Angus Kinnear.
"The Myanmar authorities have continued the brutal crackdown despite a global outcry".
In a statement the club said it will play a Myanmar All-Star IX on May 9 in Yangon, then a game against the national team two days later in Mandalay.
Both cities fall outside areas which the Foreign Office has advised should be avoided.
Maybe yet another decision Leeds may have to have a rethink about, but it seems that they are set on going there.
But that has not deterred the end-of-season tour by the famed Yorkshire club, who are now mid-table in English football's second tier.
A Leeds spokesman told Press Association Sport that the club is liaising with the Foreign Office and will avoid any areas of conflict. Leeds says it will play Myanmar's national team on May 11 in Mandalay.
Violent clashes between Myanmar's government troops and militants are on-going in several areas of the country.
More than 70 people were killed in Burma in August past year after attacks on the police and military bases.