Rawi blasts 'disgraceful' Muang Thong (13/12/2011)

Media tycoon Rawi Lohthong yesterday labelled his TPL club Muang Thong United "a disgrace" after the Kirins squandered a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 at relegation strugglers Khon Kaen on Saturday.

Second-placed Muang Thong looked on course for a comfortable win after Anon Sangsanoi and Teerasil Dangda fired them to a 2-0 lead.

But the Dinosaurs fought back spiritedly and scored twice in the final two minutes to earn a draw.

The result effectively ended Muang Thong's bid to retain the TPL crown as they are 16 points behind Buriram PEA although the Kirins have played two matches less. "It's a disgrace. I have never seen such a bad performance from them," said Rawi, owner of sports media empire Siam Sport Syndicate who took over the club three years ago.

"It's a shame because the whole salary of Khon Kaen players may be 30 times less than our players' salary.

"Khon Kaen got about 300,000 baht from ticket sales for the match and part of the money will be used to pay the players' wages. I praise them for their determination and believe they will avoid relegation.

"Our coaching staff have never learned a lesson because we have often made similar mistakes."

Reports say there will be a wholesale clear-out at the club after the season ends next month.

Former England and Liverpool striker Robbie Fowler is currently Muang Thong's coach and also their most popular player.

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