London: Fulham boss Martin Jol, who has fined one of his players 500 pounds for missing a penalty, is now facing a dressing-room backlash.
Several senior stars are furious after Jol rapped rookie Pajtim Kasami.
The Swiss midfielder, 19, was penalised for taking a spot-kick in Fulham’s Carling Cup defeat at Chelsea on September 21 because Orlando Sa was the designated taker.
Jol has upset his squad by implementing a tough new disciplinary regime with wide-ranging financial punishments for lateness and backchat, a leading daily reported.
“Kasami wouldn’t have been fined if he’d scored it. Some of the new rules are strange to say the least. He is a young kid. He was only trying to do his best for the team and he’s ended up being fined 500 quid for it,” a club source said.
Kasami`s penalty hit the bar and Chelsea went on to win 4-3 in a shootout after a goalless draw.