Kelantan defender found guilty
Zamri Ramli has been found guilty by the FAM after taking illegal drugs during last year’s FA Cup final.
The 22-year-old defender had taken Crystal Meth for last June’s game against Johor Darul Takzim, and has been banned from football for two years.
According to Goal Malaysia, a statement from the FAM explain Ramli’s lenient punishment: ” With the age factor, his background and family aspects taken into consideration, the player will be suspended from playing football for two years instead of the rest of his life.”
Methamphetamine or Crystal Meth as it’s more commonly known, produces a a high that can last up to half a day, it is also causes weight loss.
The drug increases concentration and alertness as well as decreasing fatigue levels, so it’s easy to see the benefits of this illegal substance to athlete who want an easy ride.
The FAM warned against any sort of drug use and said they hope the ban would act as a deterrent for others.
“FAM is looking into this matter seriously and I hope other players can learn from this.
“This punishment is not meant to purposely give (the) player such (a) hard time, but for it to be a lesson so that other players would not follow.”