Crowd troubles detected during the re-match between IWK with Saturn. The Real Saturn FC has been slapped with a fine by FIFA, of being not able to control their own fans when the Saturn took on IWK. The verbal abuse towards Referee Labu was constantly heard as the chants of "Referee Kayu Labu F**k you!" rapture every time when a referee decision went against Saturn.
"The general claims from Saturn fans that the referee decision have many times been wrong, and in favor to the IWK, but the fact that the fans abusing referee is not accepted." The Saturn coach Mr X replied to a query by sportsinteractive.my reporter. "We will accept the fine from FIFA but we will also log a complain to Labu on questioning his professionalism to ensure transparency and integrity. What will the FIFA do, is up to them. We want to make Labu aware that we are not happy on many of his decisions. If needed, we may consider to file a case to SPRM..."
Saturn was down 0-1 as early as in the 7th minutes after a suicidal tactical mistake on the formation by headcoach Xman. The Xman fielded a trial 3-5-2 formation which clearly did not work. Moving the towering TK to defensive midfield caused too much stress to the backline and Saturn could not control the midfield of IWK.
Saturn readjusted to 4-5-1 midway in the first half to restore the attacking momentum. WeiLoon nickedname the Ferrari was guilty of missing 2 clear chances when he beat the IWK high defense line. Twice in a 1on1 situation WeiLoon put the shot wide.
The returning of midfield tiger became cat after a 3 weeks scouting event at Swiss camp. Mr X said he needs probably another 3 more games to retrain the cat to be a thunder cat. "We sent him to scout the next Swiss Xerdan Shakiri and not to party..." Mr X was heard complaining.
Saturn equalized with a superbly taken freekick by the new recruit Bada. Bada stepped up and fired a curling shot into the top left corner and the IWK keeper could not save the shot.
Referee's decision in awarding several freekicks to IWK where there were minimum body contacts from RS, resulting the resentment from RS players and clearly the fans were affected too. RS's fans started to hurl abusive words to Ref Labu such as "Kayu and F**k you", can be heard easily. FIFA has decided to investigate and found RS unable to control their fans and imposed a monetary fine.
At the 88th minutes IWK appeared to have escaped the offside trap by RS and the IWK striker sent a lobbing ball over the RS keeper who rushed out for a tackle and scoring to 2-1. The TV Axtro Ch8999 replay showed a hairline offside but the referee waived play on, that such decision had add salt into Saturn's wound.
Saturn Ferrari missed another 2 clear chances in the similar situation to the first half, in the second half of the game. While the Saturn hardworking center back KC won the heart of the fans by putting another solid and tireless display at defense.
Despite the lost, Saturn has several good points to be taken away. Bada the new recruit showed much agility and capable in operating at defensive midfield, and as well as playing the Ball Playing Defender. Saturn team headcoach Mr X is still assessing his capability and indicated to try Bada at different positions in the coming matches.
Kapsiao.com senior sports editor Charlie Tuakilan sympathized the situation and openly criticised the FIFA organization of not implementing instant video playback technology in football for better judgement call. At press time, FIFA spokeperson refuse to comment to Tuakilan's suggestion and commented that the referee decision will be the final decision.
Tuakilan also posted Instagram picture on Saturn's Nip went to attend the PBIM, and loosing focus on Saturn's game as one of the root cause to RS's recent poor results, Mr X replied "...tu MBPP similar la bukan our Nip.... kita punya Nip sexier than this MBPP penolong..."