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FAM to decide on action against four unruly boys

New Straits Times logoNew Straits Times 12/9/2018 Syafiq Aznan

KUALA LUMPUR: The fate of the four players, from Johor and Terengganu, who were shown the red card for fighting at the Perak Malaysia Games, will be decided at the FAM disciplinary committee meeting on Friday.

FAM secretary general Stuart Ramalingam said the national body view the incident seriously and he confirmed that it will be discussed at the disciplinary meeting.

"FAM will try to make a decision on the incident as soon as possible," said Stuart, when contacted today.

a group of people on a field: The fate of the four players, from Johor and Terengganu, who were shown the red card for fighting at the Perak Malaysia Games, will be decided at the FAM disciplinary committee meeting on Friday. © Provided by Media Prima The fate of the four players, from Johor and Terengganu, who were shown the red card for fighting at the Perak Malaysia Games, will be decided at the FAM disciplinary committee meeting on Friday.

"We view it seriously and believe such incidents should not be happening especially at competitions such as the Malaysia Games.

"There is no room for such behaviour in Malaysian football. Let the FAM disciplinary committee, as an independent body, decide on the suitable action."

The fight broke out four minutes into injury time during the Johor-Terengganu match at Universiti Perguruan Sultan Idris in Tanjung Malim.

It was sparked by the pushing among players followed by a Johor player allegedly kicking an opponent. A linesman in charge of the game fell as he tried to calm down the players.

Referee Mohd Afiq Ahmad Nadzir then sent off Mohamad Shafawi and Mohammad Rahmat Makasauf of Terengganu as well as Johor duo Mohamad Hariz Kamarudin and Nur Ismail Sukandar.

Terengganu clinched a 2-1 win in the match which dumped Johor out of the competition.

Certain parties had claimed that poor refereeing had led to the incident. Stuart, however, declined to comment on the matter.

"We will take action in regard to the fight based on the report we have received. As for the quality of refereeing, I believe it is better if it is evaluated by the referees committees," he added.

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