Craven Cottage punish starlet over Carling Cup exit.
Senior players at Fulham are upset manager Martin Jol fined Pajtim Kasami £500 for missing a penalty during the Carling Cup defeat to Chelsea last month.
The 19-year-old hit the bar in the 47th minute after Alex was sent off for bringing down Karim Frei and Fulham went on to lose after extra-time and penalties.
A number of players are understood to have voiced their disapproval at the punishment but Jol insists it was because Orlando Sa was the designated penalty-taker.
The Switzerland U21 international claims he did not realise Sa was supposed to take the spot-kicks in the absence of club captain Danny Murphy.
“A few of the lads were upset Kasami got fined after the Chelsea game because it was ridiculous – if he had scored, there would not have been a problem,” a Fulham source told the Daily Mail.
“The players have been quite lucky in the last few years because (former managers) Roy Hodgson and Mark Hughes didn’t really bother with fines.
“But Jol fines players for lots of little things, like being late for team meetings or throwing a strop if they are substituted.
“That’s fine, as the payments are minimal and the fines are for bad discipline, but the Kasami thing upset a few of them.”
Doubts are increasing at Craven Cottage over Jol’s man-management style, with reports emerging of a bust-up with striker Bobby Zamora.
The England international was furious he was told he would not play in the Europa League against Odense last week via a text message.
The pair have not spoken since with Jol labelling Zamora “sensitive” and adding: “Hopefully Bobby will start liking me – because I like him after scoring a goal.”