Malaysian goalkeeper fired and facing jail time for swearing at cops

A goalkeeper in the second division in Malaysia lost his job this week for swearing at the police.

Details are hazy, but sometime after losing to Penang FA at 10 p.m. on April 3, Mohd Anis Faron cussed out some cops as he went to the changing room. He was charged and faces five years in jail and/or a fine, and his team fired him.

The language used in the local press is pretty adorable. Apparently the official charge was for “outraging the modesty” of the police. Anis “uttered abusive words.” There were a couple “hurling vagaries.” Now I really want to know what he said.

Anyway, Anis plead not guilty, but soon as the Georgetown Magistrate’s Court brought charges, Johor Darul Ta’zim II (JDT II) dropped him.

“There is no use for us to keep a football player that failed to display discipline as a professional player,” Johor FA president Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim said.

JDT II is in the Malayian Premier League, which is weirdly the second division. (The Malaysian Super League is the top division.)

Penang won Anis’ last game for Johor, 2-1.


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