Fulham players set for union talks over Martin Jol's bizarre fining system

05 October 2011 10:10
Fulham players will hold talks with union chiefs after Martin Jol's 'pay the penalty' row.

Jol is facing dressing-room unrest over his decision to fine 19-year-old Swiss midfielder Pajtim Kasami ?500 for missing a spot kick in the Carling Cup game against Chelsea when he was not the designated penalty taker.

Portuguese striker Orlando Sa was supposed to be on penalty duty that night, but Kasami took the spot kick, which he hit against the bar.

Paying the penalty: Pajtim Kasami was fined ?500 for missing this spot kick against Chelsea

Fulham defender Brede Hangeland will discuss the row with PFA bigwig Bobby Barnes on Wednesday.

Barnes said: 'I will bring it up with Brede. I've never heard of anything like this before and it could set a dangerous precedent.

Unpopular move: Martin Jol's decision to fine Kasami has not been well received by the Fulham squad

Talks: Brede Hangeland is set to discuss the issue with union chief Bobby Barnes

'Managers issue instructions before games but players will make decisions during a match.

'What if a player is supposed to stand in the wall at a free-kick and then ducks out of the way of the ball?

'If the opposition score would he be punished too?'

In a bizarre twist to the episode, it is being reported that Martin Jol has also decided to fine HIMSELF over the indecent.

Despite telling striker Sa he was the designated penalty taker, Jol failed to inform any of the other players and has decided to fine himself for the miss-communication.

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Source: Daily_Mail

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