Malta Football Association
Disciplinary process must take its due course
Dec 17, 2016
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The Malta Football Association (MFA) has been steadfast in its commitment to promoting and safeguarding the interests of its match officials.

The unrelenting work of the MFA Referees' Department combined with the abilities and dedication of our talented match officials have resulted in new opportunities and achievements in the refereeing sector.

Furthermore, the MFA, through its disciplinary mechanisms, issue sanctions on a regular basis against players, coaches and officials who show a lack of respect towards match officials in competitions organised by the Association.

In response to the statement issued earlier today by the Malta Football Referees Association in relation to the derogatory comments made on social media against referee Malcolm Spiteri after the FA Trophy third round game between Sliema Wanderers and Mosta on 30th November, the MFA would like to make it clear that it did in fact take immediate action.
The MFA had instructed its Disciplinary Board to look into comments made by persons who are under the Association's jurisdiction. All parties concerned must allow this disciplinary process to take its due course.
As it has always done, the MFA will not shy away from its responsibility to protect the match officials and any other stakeholder in the game and unreservedly condemns any form of abuse.
With regards to the MFRA's directive instructing its members not to officiate the BOV Premier League fixture involving Mosta FC this weekend, the MFA feels that this measure was uncalled for and reminds all concerned of the obligations tied to their respective roles.
The MFA is discussing the situation internally and will pursue further discussions with all the parties concerned.
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