Johor Darul Ta’zim (JDT) player Mohd Farizal Bin Marlias was banned for the violent conduct on match officials in the AFC Cup match between Ceres-Negros FC and Johor Darul Ta’zim on 30 May.
According to the announcement from AFC Disciplinary and Ethics Committee, Farizal was ordered to serve a twelve-month match suspension on an Asia-wide basis and pay a fine of USD 40,000.
In the match against Ceres-Negros, in which JDT suffered a last-minute penalty and got eliminated from the AFC Cup, goalkeeper Farizal protested by using his fists to push the referee in the chest. His protests continued after being sent off, by physically attacking the referee and three assistant referees, according to the AFC Disciplinary and Ethics Committee.
On the other hand, JDT head coach Benjamin Mora Mendivil was ordered to pay a fine of USD7,000 for using insulting language at AFC staff and match officials after the match.