PETALING JAYA, April 1 (Bernama) -- Johor Darul Ta'zim (JDT) was once again let off with a slap on the wrist when the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) imposed only a RM30,000 fine for failing to provide adequate security at the Larkin Stadium during their FA Cup second-round match against T-Team on Feb 1, which led to a incident in the tunnel during half-time.
JDT's failure to provide adequate security was believed to have resulted in the tunnel incident where T-Team striker Evaldo Goncalves, defender Fabio Flor de Azevado and fitness coach Stefano Impagliazzo were allegedly assaulted by a high ranking Johor FA official.
T-Team who were trailing JDT 1-2 at half-time, refused to continue the match citing security reasons while the FAM later awarded the match to JDT.
The FAM disciplinary committee chairman Datuk Taufek Abdul Razak said Johor FA secretary Fahmy Yahya, who represented JDT at the disciplinary committee meeting, admitted there was a security lapse.
"JDT can appeal three days after receiving the letter of the penalty because the minimum fine is RM20,000 and the maximum fine RM100,000," he told reporters after emerging from a 11-hour Disciplinary Committee meeting at Wisma FAM, Kelana Jaya, Tuesday.....