Baggott banned from controversy final – Ipswich Town News

Baggott controversially banned from final
Saturday January 1, 2022 3:48 PM

Blues center-half Elkan Baggott was one of four Indonesian players subject to a controversial AFF Suzuki Cup second-leg second leg ban this afternoon by the Singapore government for allegedly breaking tournament bubble rules, a claim the young defender firmly denies.

Today’s game ended in a 2-2 draw, meaning Thailand, ahead 4-0 in the first leg, took the trophy 6-2 overall.

Ahead of kick-off, Indonesian FA PSSI were forced to remove Baggott and Rizky Ridho from their starting XI and Rizky Dwi and Victor Igbonefo from the squad following a government email sent yesterday .

A statement on the PSSI Facebook page before the kick-off read: “The PSSI is very disappointed with the treatment of the Singapore government for the Indonesian national team.

“It was after four players, namely Elkan Baggott, Victor Igbonefo, Rizky Dwi and Rizky Ridho, were banned from appearing in the second leg final at the Singapore National Stadium.

“The Singaporean government, through the director of the Singapore Sport Institute, Su Chun Wei, emailed PSSI on Friday because the four players broke the bubble rules.”

Writing on Instagram, Baggott said he and his teammates had no intention of breaking the rules.

PSSI General Secretary Yunus Nusi added, “We cannot stop thinking about the Singapore government regarding this incident. We were fined from AFF because all four players broke bubble rules on December 23. We have already paid the fine. How is it now that they are punishing the players by not allowing them to play tonight?

“This rule is very strange because in the first game Elkan Baggott was able to play. The other three players weren’t a problem either.

The secretary-general also cited a number of other frustrations Indonesia faced during the competition, including Baggott being ordered to self-quarantine after a passenger on his flight from London was tested positive for the Omnicron variant of Covid having already been in Singapore for a number of days, causing him to miss a game, the food provided to players and the bubble system that saw the team stay on one floor of their hotel that was open to the public.

Nusi added that he was also not happy with the email sent on New Years Eve without a header and said the PSSI “will certainly not remain silent about it. The Indonesian national team suffered a lot during the AFF Cup 2020 in Singapore. “

PSSI General Chairman Mochamad Iriawan ordered a letter appealing the bans to be written to the Singapore government, but no response had been received before the match, and also contacted the general secretary of the match. ‘AFF on this.

Before the disappointment of missing the second leg, Baggott will have had his first experience in a major football tournament.

The 19-year-old made five under-appearances in the competition, bringing his caps total to six, and scored his first international goal in the 4-1 win over Malaysia in the group matches.

Baggott’s performances have reportedly caught the attention of Japanese team FC Tokyo among other Asian clubs, however, a move of this nature would seem highly unlikely at this point in his career.

The center-half, born in Thailand to an English father and an Indonesian mother, signed his first professional contract with Town in January 2021, a deal that runs until 2023, with the club having the option of keeping him for. an additional season.

Baggott, who finished last season on loan at King’s Lynn, made his senior Blues debut in the Papa John’s Trophy draw against Gillingham in 2020/21 and later in that campaign was an unused substitute for the games of League One against Sunderland and Crewe.

The Colchester-bred defender will now return to Suffolk where he hopes to make an impression on new boss Kieran McKenna.

Photo: Images of the day

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Ipswichbusiness added 16:46 – 1 Jan
Oh my gosh, there seems to have been some confusion or misunderstanding about the rules.

It’s a shame because it would have been a good experience for him.

churchmen81 added 17:58 – Jan 1

Now to go home, put his head down and gain more experience so that he can fight for a place in the snr. team. ⚽️ 🚜 💙.

Nobbysnuts added 18:46 – 1 jan.

Well ….. Next uninteresting news …..

goblue added 19:56 – 1 jan.

You voted in error.

What kind of stupid comment is that? I am interested in our players and their development.

bluelodgeblue added 9:07 PM – Jan 1

Come on there is a clue in his tag name ???

ipswich134 added 23:16 – 1 Jan

Failing to respect the laws, you would be lucky to have even played and not sent home.

Tractor_Boy_in_HK added 12:53 pm – Jan 2

The first bold line is incorrect – Baggott does not “firmly deny” any violation of the rules. He just says they weren’t aware of the rule. There is a big difference.

primping added 07:07 – Jan 3

not much fresh air in singapore ….

Barty added 10:51 – Jan 4

I have been to Singapore – never again – you are allowed anything but fun – a horrible place. Good luck Elkan in the hope of a good future with us.

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