Racist taunts hurled at Pahang's Jamaican defender

Cool under pressure: Damion Stewart (front) stays composed under pressure from insults of opposing players — Picture by Shahir Omar It has been almost unheard of before but racism is sadly rearing its ugly head in the M-League amidst claims that a Pahang footballer was taunted by players from an opposing team.
Pahang FA is expected to report to the FA of Malaysia (FAM) today over alleged racist remarks hurled at their Jamaican defender Damion Stewart by Johor Darul Takzim’s Pablo Aimar and Luciano Figueroa in a Super League match at the Darulmakmur Stadium last Saturday.

It is believed this is the first time such a report has been lodged in the history of Malaysian football.

It is understood  that Stewart was harassed throughout the match and his Pakistan teammate Zesh Rehman will be the key witness in the report to be submitted today.

The source said it was fortunate Stewart kept his cool and did not react angrily during the match, despite being constantly heckled by both the former Argentinean internationals.

However, after the match, Stewart attempted to confront Aimar and Figuero but was restrained by team officials who asked him to head straight for the dressing room instead.

“The good name of the sport lies tarnished with such degrading remarks. Sport is meant to be clean, fair and above all enjoyable,” said the source.

Read more in The Malay Mail today.

HD says: Hope FAM will investigate this matter thoroughly.


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