JOHOR BAHRU – The Johor Football Association (PBNJ) has pledged to take care of suspended Gary Steven Robbat’s welfare throughout his three-month suspension period.
PBNJ President Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim said he would ensure Gary’s welfare was taken care of because he was always concerned with the welfare of the players and the team.
“Yes, we will look after Gary’s welfare and I as the President will look after my players,” he told reporters, here today when commenting on the National midfielders three-month suspension and RM50,000 fine imposed by the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM).
Tunku Ismail reiterated that he had never accepted FAM’s decision on Gary and the RM100,000 fine imposed on PBNJ for signing the player who still had a contract with Harimau Muda, according to reports.
“Everyone knows that the fine by the FAM is biased and involved a big amount. Why was Pahang not punished for signing Gary before his contract expired? he asked.
Tunku Ismail said in this modern era of football, an association cannot restrict or force a player to play for their team but rather allow the player to make his choice.
Meanwhile, the Johor Darul Ta’zim team would start a state-wide tour to introduce the players to fans and also to allow the players to meet the fans as an appreciation for their support to the team. – BERNAMA