According to its statutes, FA of Malaysia disciplinary board must be helmed by one of its council members. So is the deputy chairman.
The DB chairman is Tan Sri Aseh Che Mat, an independent council member. So there's no issue here. But his deputy is Kamaruddin Abdullah, a lawyer and not a council member of FAM.
For the uninitiated, Mr K is a member of Karl Weigang's 1980 Olympic squad that beat South Korea, Japan and the Philippines in the qualifiers.
A former Customs officer who then pursued a career as a legal eagle, Kamaruddin was one tough nut to crack as a defender.
I was told he was acted tough on Dollah Salleh and Co during the DB proceedings on on the controversial walk out of the four strikers from the Ian Rush clinic.
Sharing his sentiments was former FIFA referee, Datuk George Joseph, my fellow Johorean.
Were they bound simply by the guidelines and power point presented by the secretariat, with little regard for common sense?
And if Mr K's appointment is not valid, the decision to dock three points of Selangor, the fine imposed on FA of Selangor, Dollah and the four players can be declared null and void.