Malta Football Association
Disciplinary Decision - 21.10.21
Oct 22, 2021
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The Malta FA is informed that the perpetrator in this case has been identified, Police charges have been issued against him and the person will appear in court in the coming days.  


The Malta FA strongly condemns any discriminatory or racist behaviour and will continue to lead the fight against racism and discrimination in the game of football.


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The Malta FA’s Control, Disciplinary and Ethics Committee has today rendered its decision in relation to the report of discriminatory behaviour registered during the BOV Premier League match between Floriana FC and Santa Lucia FC played on the 14th of August 2021 at the Tony Bezzina Stadium. 


Floriana FC have been found guilty of discriminatory behaviour by their fans and were fined €3,000. The Committee imposed also a deduction of 3 points which has been suspended on the condition that such behaviour is not repeated during the current season 2021/22.  The Committee considered all factors surrounding the case including the nature of the abuse in question, which was perpetrated by a few individuals, as well as steps taken by the club itself. 


The Malta FA has recently introduced the so-called 3-step procedure where discriminatory behaviour is observed during any of its matches. In such cases, Match officials will stop the match, and subsequently suspend it for a few minutes. As a last resort, if such behaviour persists, the match in question may also be abandoned altogether.


The decision is subject to appeal.


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