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Jordanian Football Association: post match behavior is unacceptable

faisalyThe Jordanian Football Association issued a statement condemning the actions committed by Al-Faisaly players and staff after the club’s clash against Esperance Sportive du Tunis in the Arab Club Championship final.

Esperance Sportive de Tunis were crowned Arab champions after beating Al-Faisaly 3-2 in extra-time in the competition’s final match held in Alexandria, Egypt.

The match had witnessed unsporting behavior from Al-Faisaly players and staff who attacked the Egyptian referee Ibrahim Noureldin after a dispute over Esperance’s third goal. Moreover, Al-Faisaly fans protested the referee’s decisions and responded by breaking the stadium seats and throwing it on the field.

As a result, the Jordanian Football Association (JFA) issued a statement that condemns the actions committed by Al-Faisaly’s players and staff.

“The events that followed the final match of the Arab Championship and its repercussions are not related to ethics and authentic customs, which we boast and proud of,” the statement read.

“Therefore, the association, regretting these individual events, confirms its contact with the Arab Union to find out all the details and repercussions that occurred at the end of the game, which is unacceptable whatever the justifications.”

The JFA also extended its congratulations to champions Al-Faisaly “on the outstanding performance of the team in the Arab Clubs Championship and in the spirit of giving and exerting effort”

“[It] also expresses its thanks and gratitude to the Egyptian Football Federation for the good organisation of the tournament and the hospitality and facilities provided to the fans in order to support their teams in a competitive environment,” the statement added.

A pre-med student studying applied kinesiology at Rutgers University, Reporter at KingFut and a devoted Real Madrid fan.

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