6 Young Lions and 10 Beijing players charged for S.League brawl

Football Association of Singapore Press Release

Singapore, Wednesday, September 22, 2010 — The FAS Disciplinary Committee arrived at their verdict today with regards to the charges of gross misconduct laid on Young Lions and Beijing Guoan Talent during their Great Eastern YEO’S S.League match on 07 September 2010 at the Jalan Besar Stadium.

Both clubs have been docked five points and fined $5,000 each. The FAS Disciplinary Committee has also concluded that the match will not be replayed and the result will stand.

Six players from the Young Lions have been charged for gross misconduct which brought the game into disrepute.

Madhu Mohana has been suspended from playing or participating in all football related activities for 4 months and fined S$1,000.

Gabriel Quak Jun Yi has been suspended from playing or participating in all football related activities for 4 months and fined S$1,000.

Khairul Nizam has been suspended from playing or participating in all football related activities for 8 months and fined S$2,000.

Fairoz Hasan has been suspended from playing or participating in all football related activities for 8 months and fined S$1,500.

Safuwan Baharudin has been fined S$2,000.

Irwan Shah has fined S$2,000.

10 players from Beijing Guoan Talent have been charged for gross misconduct which brought the game into disrepute.

Tang Miao, Zhao Yang, Zhang Zhaohui, Cui Yu have been fined S$2,000.

Yan Hai and Yu Tianzhu have been fined S$3,000.

Li Tixiang has been fined S$2,500.

Su Boyang has been suspended from playing or participating in all football related activities for 8 months and fined S$2,000.

Zhang Ye has been suspended from playing or participating in all football related activities for 8 months and fined S$1,500.

Meng Yang has been suspended from playing or participating in all football related activities for 12 months and fined S$3,000.

Eugene Loo, Young Lions Team Manager, said after the hearing: “We believe that the hearing conducted was detailed and the appropriate action was carried out by the FAS Disciplinary Committee. The players have expressed their remorse for the incident and they understand the importance of maintaining their discipline and professionalism at all time. Once again, we are deeply sorry for the incident and look to move forward from the incident.”

Beijing Guoan Talent, Team Manager, Jonathan Wong said: “We apologise once again for the incident. We believe that the players deserved to be punished for their actions and the appropriate action was meted out.”

K. Bala Chandran concluded the two-day hearing by saying: “The Disciplinary Committee extensively reviewed 5 video footages of the match, which provided us with a clear view of the incidents for each and every player. The players have been very remorseful in their mitigation and have admitted to the charges laid on them.”

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