Singapore: DPMM Trio Receive Lenghty Bans For Referee Attack

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Three players from Brunei’s representatives in Singapore’s S-League have been hit with lengthy bans after attacking the referee.

Brunei DPMM FC are in their first season in the city-state but are now short of players after an incident on August 2 in the match with Home United in Bandar Seri Begawan’s Hassanal Bolkiah National Stadium.

The row started after the dismissal of DPMM captain Sallehuddin Damit.

The most serious ban was handed out to Croatian defender Rene Komar, was rubbed out for 15 months after he punched the man in black.

Komar’s team-mates Pg Sallehuddin Damit and Yusof Salleh received bans of 12 and six months respectively.

"We don't have the power to give a worldwide ban," Singapore FA’s Disciplinary Committee (FAS DC) chairman K. Bala Chandran told local media.

“For that, the FAS has to go through the Asian Football Confederation and FIFA, but we are not recommending a worldwide ban. We are guided by our past cases and precedents, and a one-year ban is a guide.”