Thai Football Fined 1M Baht Over Fiery Hooliganism

BANGKOK — The Thai Football Association was fined USD$30,000 (1 million baht) Thursday as punishment for failing to prevent hooligans from burning flares last month at at Rajamangala Stadium.

In a letter to Thai football, the Asian Football Confederation cited articles of its disciplinary code for fines penalizing improper conduct by spectators and the organization’s failure to meet its obligations over the Dec. 17 incident in the stands during an AFF Suzuki Cup match.

The fine must be paid within 30 days.

Despite the association’s cooperation with police in finding and arresting the hooligans, it was warned punishment will be more severe if it happens again at future FIFA or AFC matches, according to football association Patis Supapong said.


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