Friday, March 11, 2011

FAS gives Pavkovic S.League touchline ban and $10,000 fine

We refer to the incident in which FAS Technical Director Slobodan Pavkovic was sent off during the match between Courts Young Lions and Geylang United on 3 March 2011 at Jalan Besar Stadium for manhandling the referee, Mr. Sukhbir Singh, in the 77th minute.

FAS has taken administrative disciplinary action against Pavkovic and imposed a touchline ban for the rest of the Great Eastern-YEO’S S.League season with immediate effect. In addition, Pavkovic has also been fined $10,000.

“I deeply regret my actions and I fully accept the punishment meted out by FAS. I approached the referee immediately after the match to apologise in person and the next day met FAS management, coaches and players to personally apologise to them as well. I understand the importance of maintaining my discipline, composure and professional conduct at all times and I will now await the decision of the Disciplinary Committee,” said Pavkovic.

FAS General Secretary, Winston Lee said: “FAS takes a serious view of such incidents and we would like to reiterate that FAS will not condone referee abuse, both physical and verbal. If any club official or player is unhappy with the performance or decision of the referees, there are proper channels for him or her to seek redress or clarification after the match.”

As part of the S.League standard operating procedure for such cases, the Disciplinary Committee will convene on 15 March

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