PETALING JAYA: The Terengganu FA (TFA) have been slapped with a RM50,000 fine for their fans’ unruly behaviour during a Super League match against Selangor at the Sultan Ismail Stadium in Kuala Terengganu on Jan 15.
The east coast side were found guilty of not providing adequate safety during the match. Their fans threw objects, including pieces of concrete and bricks, and match officials had to stop play twice. Selangor won the clash 2-1.
FAM disciplinary committee chairman Datuk Taufik Tan Sri Abdul Razak hoped the hefty fine would serve as a final warning to TFA.
“Only last week Kelantan were fined RM62,500 for their fans’ unruly conduct during a Super League home match against Johor Darul Takzim (JDT). I hope this punishment will serve as a final warning to the Terengganu supporters,” Taufik told a press conference at the Wisma FAM in Kelana Jaya yesterday.
The TFA were also warned that stern action would be taken against them, including having their home matches played behind closed doors, if they can’t control their fans.
Taufik said JDT would be hauled up for their fans’ behaviour over pitch invasion during the Super League match against Felda United at the MBPJ Stadium in Kelana Jaya on Feb 22.
The Johor FA president, Tengku Mahkota Johor Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim, could also be courting trouble for his criticism of FAM and match officials. However, Taufik said they needed more evidence before they could act against him.
“We only have newspaper clippings of Tunku Ismail’s comments and we need the video recordings before coming to a decision. If Tunku Ismail is found guilty, he may be charged under Article 88 of FAM Statute,” said Taufik.
He also said that they were investigating the Selangor-Armed Forces FA Cup first round game which ended in a brawl at the Shah Alam Stadium on Jan 25.
“There are a number of Selangor and Forces players involved … so we’ll need to review the video thoroughly before deciding on the punishment,” he said.
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