An official statistic monitored by «Emirates Today» from the official website of the Football Association during the first round of the ADNOC Professional League revealed a significant decline in the number and value of disciplinary financial fines issued by the Disciplinary Committee of the Football Association against league clubs due to the behavior of its players and fans with actual actions inside the stadium. As the total value of disciplinary fines after the end of the 13th round of the current season amounted to 205 thousand dirhams, while the total disciplinary financial fines in the same period of the last season amounted to 609 thousand dirhams (66% decline rate).
While the financial fines for only one match, the Al-Wahda and Al-Ain match in the second round of the ADNOC Professional League from last season, exceeded the financial fines that occurred during the entire first round of the current season 2022-2023, the total financial fines against Al-Wahda and Al-Ain clubs due to the actions of players in the two teams in That match amounted to 590 thousand dirhams.
It is noteworthy that the Disciplinary Committee had punished two players with disciplinary behavior outside the league matches, namely Al-Wehda players Mohammed Hassan Al Shamsi and Hamad Abdullah, by fining each of them 200 thousand dirhams and suspending them for four matches as well, for leaving without prior permission from the national team camp.
The highest financial fines issued so far during the current season against clubs and players for behavior outside the field are signed against Al-Bataeh, Dibba and Ittihad Kalba clubs, by fining each of them 500 thousand dirhams because each of them registered players under the legal age “minors” with incorrect documents.
The statistics revealed that there are only five clubs out of 14 against whom disciplinary financial fines were issued, while the records of nine professional clubs were devoid of any disciplinary penalties for behavior inside the stadium, namely Al-Wahda, Ajman, Al-Jazira, Ittihad Kalba, Bani Yas, Khorfakkan, Al-Bataeh, Al-Nasr and Dibba, while the clubs that It was subjected to financial penalties due to the behavior of its players or fans. It is Shabab Al-Ahly, which was fined 30 thousand dirhams for six of its players obtaining yellow cards in one match, as well as the Sharjah Club, which was fined 30 thousand dirhams for six of its players obtaining six yellow cards in one match, in addition to being fined His Bosnian player, Miralem Pjanic, received 50,000 dirhams and suspended him for one match, in addition to the penalty of expulsion with a red card in the stadium, for assaulting a player from the opposing team without a ball during the Sharjah match with Dibba in the 12th round of the league. The Disciplinary Committee fined Al Wasl Club 25 thousand dirhams due to the behavior of its fans in the team’s match against Al Nasr Club in the third round of the ADNOC Professional League. for the ADNOC Professional League competition.
Al Dhafra player Mohamed Fawzi was fined 50,000 dirhams for assaulting a player from the opposing team without a ball.
Al Ali: The decline in violations is a positive and healthy indicator
Legal advisor Jacob Al Ali said that the decline in disciplinary financial fines in the ADNOC Professional League is a healthy and positive indication of the existence of discipline and an increase in compliance with regulations and laws between clubs and players, indicating that clubs as well as players know that every violation has a disciplinary penalty.
Yaqoub Al Ali added to «Emirates Today»: «It is important for the player to know the disciplinary actions that can be punished and those that are not punished», stressing the importance of the player avoiding any action that could expose him to a violation, in his interest as well as in the interest of his club and the competition together, referring to The role of the club in this regard can be educational through holding workshops for its players, stressing the need for the Referees Committee in the Football Association to meet at the beginning of each season with all clubs to give them awareness workshops regarding the amendments that occur between each period and another, whether at the level of arbitration law or regulations. players, as well as disciplinary matters on the field.
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