An altercation between players and officials at the half time whistle ended up affecting the game as T-Team refused to come out of their dressing room for the second halfFans at the Larkin Stadium on Saturday night were treated to only 45 minutes of football action as a minor fiasco that occured at half-time forced the match into being suspended after T-Team refused to come onto the pitch for the second half.
According to the reports, Johor Darul Ta'zim (JDT) head coach Cesare Jimenez had a spat with one of the T-Team coaching staff during break. The bickering escalated as players from both sides stepped in and the fracas apparently also continued inside the tunnel and dressing room.
The JDT players emerged after 15 minutes ready to start the second the second half, but T-Team refused to make their way into the pitch, reportedly protesting against the blow-up that happened at half time.
As a result, the match commisioner announced that the match would suspended temporarily and that a more thorough decision will be made by the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) within the next few days.
It came as a disappointment for all the fans as they had been entertained by a spectacular first-half display from both teams. JDT initially took the lead via Luciano Figueroa before the Argentine forward added another one in the 20th minute.
T-Team kept pushing hard and pulled one back through Marzuki Yusoff's powerful free-kick in the 29th minute before both sides continued going on the offensive before the half-time whistle was blown.