PETALING JAYA: The Asian Football Confederation’s (AFC) disciplinary committee has slapped a 12-month suspension and a fine of US$40,000 (RM170,500) on Johor Darul Ta’zim (JDT) goalkeeper Mohd Farizal Marlias, for pushing a referee with his fists during a match against Ceres Negros FC on May 31.
A meeting by the committee yesterday also ordered JDT head coach Benjamin Mora Mendivil to pay a fine of US$7,000 (RM30,000) for using insulting language at AFC staff and officials, after the 2017 AFC Cup Asean Zonal semi-final held in Bacolod in the Philippines.
“The committee emphasised that the physical integrity of match officials must be both respected and protected at all times,” said a statement by AFC today.
Ceres Negros won the match after a last-minute penalty kick following a foul committed by Farizal which saw him being sent off the field.
Farizal’s suspension means he is barred from playing domestic and international matches, including friendlies as well non-official matches.
Both Farizal and Benjamin are required to settle the fine in 30 days.
Meanwhile, in a brief statement, JDT FC sports director Alistair Edwards said the club respected the AFC disciplinary and ethics committee’s decision and would abide by it.
“This will serve as a lesson to every player to always abide by the laws of the game and be professional,” he said, adding that the club would ensure such incidents would not happen again.
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Posted by Pes Kelantan on Wednesday, 31 May 2017