Wednesday Aug 09, 2017. 18:00
Following a scuffle during the final of the Arab Club Championship (ACC) in Alexandria on Sunday, the Jordan Football Association has issued an apology.
In a statement regretting the "out-of-line" behaviour of players and officials from Jordanian club Al-Faisaly, the JFA has openly regretted the behaviour.
Referee Ibrahim Nour El-Din was physically assaulted after a disputed extra-time goal that put Tunisia's Esperance ahead 3-2, handing them a win.
El-Din was assaulted by players and technical staff of Al-Faisaly, a move which prompted the police to intervene.
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"The association regrets the incidents that occurred after the final game. What happened conflicts with our ethics and the traditions of which we are proud," reads a statement from the JFA.
"The JFA are in communication with the Union of Arab Football Associations (UAFA) to make further investigations into the totally unacceptable manners.”
The association also hailed the cooperation between Arab nations in putting together the tournament, expressing particular thanks to Egypt.
Meanwhile, Egyptian Sports Minister Khaled Abdel-Aziz has also confirmed that he received an official apology from his Jordanian counterpart on behalf of the Al-Faisaly contingent.