The fiasco between Johor Darul Takizm (JDT) and T-Team FC has taken a new twist after JDT head coach Cesar Jimenez lodged a police report regarding the incident last Saturday.
In the report that was lodged at Johor Bahru Sentral Police Station, Jimenez claimed that he was the one that got assaulted by T-Team striker Evaldo Goncalves and fitness coach Stefano Impagliazzo.
"We are here to accompany Jimenez to file a police report saying he was assaulted by one T-Team player and their fitness coach," said Jimenez's lawyer Datuk Baljit Singh Sidhu, according to reports. "Jimenez also claimed that he was the actual victims but the facts have been twisted by T-Team.”
Baljit also added that T-Team’s fitness coach was pulling the collar of Jimenez’s T-shirt while the player pushed him.
"We will look into details and will take actions on any false accusation regarding the matters that are being thrown to us," he added. "We will give full cooperation to the police and the FAM to investigate this case."
Joining them at the police station was JDT general-secretary Mohd Fahmy Yahya and several other officials. The report was made under Section 323 of the Penal Code for assault and Section 506 of Criminal Code for criminal intimidation.
The police report from JDT came after T-Team also made four police reports at Kuala Terengganu’s police station earlier in the day. The incident started during the half-time break between JDT and T-Team at Larkin Stadium in the second round of the FA Cup, which JDT was leading 2-1, before a spat between both teams happened in the tunnel.
T-Team decided not to return to the field for the second half and went back to Terengganu right away. The match commissioner has announced that the match will be postponed until further notice.