JOHOR BAHARU, Feb 5 (Bernama) -- The ongoing Larkin Stadium saga took a new twist when a T-Team player claimed that the match should not have been abandoned since the safety of T-Team players was not under any threat as alleged.
T-Team player Irfan Abd Ghani, 25, claimed that the FA Cup match between T-Team and Jahor Darul Takzim (JDT) should not have been abandoned after half time since there was no untoward incident.
Irfan said while in the dressing room, he did not notice any injury on T-Team's Brazilian import Evaldo Rodrigues and fitness coach Stefano Impagliazzo, who were allegedly assaulted by a high ranking JDT official.
In fact almost all the T-Team players had wanted to continue the match but it was assistant coach Azlan Johar who had made the decision to not resume play and return home," he told reporters after giving his statement to the police at the Johor police headquarters, here Wednesday.
Irfan said Azlan had said that if the players continued playing they would not return to Terengganu safely even if they eventually won the match.....