JOHOR BAHARU, April 21 (Bernama) -- Tunku Mahkota Johor has condemned a violent attack on a referee involving Johor Darul Takzim II (JDT II) manager On Jabbar after a Premier League match on Saturday, but stood up for the manager.
Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim, who is also Johor Football Association president, said although he could not accept what had transpired, he understood On's frustration.
Tunku Mahkota Johor said the incident was sparked by poor standards refereeing under the management of the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) that was witnessed by the audience.
He hoped the standard of refereeing would be improved to avoid recurrence of such incidents.
"Let me propose to FAM to adopt a professional refereeing structure and if they do not have the resources to implement it, I will do my best to provide the funds needed.....