AFC: We have contacted Farizal Marlias to explain why he got a red card

Johor Darul Ta’zim’s goalkeeper Farizal Marlias lost his cool when Ceres Negros were awarded a last-minute penalty during their AFC Cup fixture at the Larkin Stadium in Johor.

Johor Darul Ta’zim and Ceres drew 1-1 up to the last few minutes, until the former’s Aidil Zafuan fouled Ceres’ Rodriguez following a corner.

The referee then awarded a penalty to the visitors.

Consequently, JDT’s goalkeeper Farizal Marlias lost his temper and angrily made his way towards the referee to question the penalty. His vehement protests was met with a red card, especially since he laid hands on the referee.

Apart from the send-off during the final minutes of the match, Farizal Marlias could also potentially face stern action from the Asian Football Confederation (AFC).

This is because he laid hands on the match officials, and it is something that cannot be taken lightly.

AFC’s Secretary General Datuk Windsor Paul John told BHarian that AFC have already sent a letter to Farizal Marlias via FAM (Football Association of Malaysia).

According to Datuk Windsor Paul John, the letter contains a match report from the match officials, also explaining why they handed Farizal Marlias a red card.

“However, we have yet to make a decision regarding Farizal’s actions. The Disciplinary Committee will hold a meeting by the end of this week, and then we’ll find out.” Datuk Windsor Paul said.

Johor Darul Ta’zim lost 1-2 to Ceres Negros and got eliminated from the AFC Cup after Rodriguez’s penalty found the back of the net.


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