The Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) disciplinary committee have decided to fine Johor Darul Ta’zim (JDT) RM30,000 for failing to provide enough security
The FAM have imposed a RM30,000 fine to JDT for failing to provide enough security when the team faced T-Team on the 1st February.
The lack of security led to an incident which happened in the tunnel, where Evaldo Goncalves, Fabio Flor and fitness coach Stefano Impagliazzo claimed that they were assaulted by a high ranking JDT official.
The FAM disciplinary committee chairman, Datuk Taufek Abdul Razak, stated that the representative of Johor FA, Fahmy Yahya, admitted that there was a security lapse.
According to Taufek, he stated that “JDT can appeal for the decision, as the minimum fine would be RM20,000 and the maximum fine is RM100,000.”
After sitting through an 11-hour disciplinary committee meeting, the FAM also added that the issues regarding a high ranking Johor official who assaulted T-Team players and officials will be handled by the police as they regard it as a high profile case.
“I was told that the police have completed their investigation and a report has been submitted to the Attorney General’s office. If (the) Attorney General’s office did not pursue the case, then we have the right to continue the investigation and take necessary action. We wouldn’t close the case and we will have two years to act on it,” he added.
During the FA Cup clash, T-Team refused to return to the pitch in the second half and returned to Terengganu straight away. The FAM later decided to reward JDT with a 3-0 win and the Southern Tigers are currently in the semi-finals and will face Pahang to fight for a spot in the final.