After what was a controversial week in Malaysian football, we posed an interesting question towards the Goal Malaysia readers. Did the Football Association of Malaysia make the right decision in dumping T-Team out of the FA Cup for the fracas that took place in Larkin?
A whopping 67.9% of Goal Malaysia readers disagreed with FAM's decision, and that it was unfair for Johor DT to be given an automatic 3-0 win to eliminate T-Team out of the FA Cup.
The obvious argument supporting FAM's decision was the fact that they should not have abandoned the game, regardless of whatever that took place inside the tunnel at half time. Integrity of the game should always be respected, and T-Team should have prioritized that.
However, T-Team had a valid argument on their side as well, claiming that the situation was unsafe for their players to continue the match. This excuse was brought up after two of their personnels were physically hit at by Johor FA officials inside the tunnel at half time. And it seems that majority of the Goal Malaysia readers agreed and stood for T-Team's justification.
Either way, further investigation is likely to be conducted into the matter, with both parties filing official police reports on their version of the story. T-Team are not happy with the fact that Johor FA officials physically hit their personnels, while the Southern Tigers claim that no physical altercation took inside the tunnel.