Another friend defended the decision, insisting FA of Selangor can still appeal against the decision.
But what is the real issue here?
Was the Ian Rush clinic really national duty and compulsory?
Why was it held when teams were preparing for the FA Cup ties?
Why did the four players - Akmal Rizal Ahmad Rakhli, Indra Putra Mahayuddin, Safee Sali and Amirulhadi Zainal - walk out of the camp? Were they forced to do so against their will?
Fifa rules state it is not compulsory to release players for friendly matches scheduled on dates outside the co-ordinated international match calendar.
But due respect must be given to FAM for having conducted the clinic.
The mainstream media have launched an attack on the decision.http://www.bharian.com.my/Current_News/BH/Saturday/Sukan/20080412012228/Article/index_html