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ISL 2021: Five-match ban and fine for SC East Bengal's Antonio Perosevic

Antonio Perosevic

Bengaluru, December 29: The Disciplinary Committee of the All India Football Federation (AIFF) has imposed a five-match ban and a fine on Indian Super League (ISL) club SC East Bengal's SC Croatian recruit Antonio Perosevic.

"Perosevic has also been ordered to pay a fine of Rs 1 Lakhs for his violent conduct towards match official during the ISL game against NorthEast United FC played on December 17 at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Fatorda, Goa," an ISL Media release said.

In the terms of the decision passed by the AIFF Disciplinary Committee on Tuesday (December 28), Perosevic has been informed that a 'repeat violation may be met with more severe punishment'.

ISL 2021-22: SC East Bengal's Antonio Perosevic served show cause notice for violent conduct against refereeISL 2021-22: SC East Bengal's Antonio Perosevic served show cause notice for violent conduct against referee

The player and the club have 10 days should they wish to lodge an appeal.

"Perosevic has already served his automatic one-match suspension. The player is eligible for selection next against Hyderabad FC on January 24, 2022," the ISL Media release added.

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It may be recalled that n a fiercely-contested match at Fatorda, NEUFC had defeated SCEB 2-0.

Suhair Vadakkepeedika opened the scoring for NEUFC in the 59th minute, while Patrick Flottmann headed in from close range eight minutes later to double the lead for The Highlanders.

Perosevic was shown a direct red card late in the game for barging into referee Gupta out of frustration.

ISL 2021-22: FC Goa's Jorge Ortiz suspended; ATKMB physio Martinez finedISL 2021-22: FC Goa's Jorge Ortiz suspended; ATKMB physio Martinez fined

This is not the first case of indiscipline in the ISL 2021-22 season.

Earlier, FC Goa's Ortiz had been sentenced to a two-match suspension and a fine of INR 50,000 by the AIFF Disciplinary Committee.

The Spaniard was found guilty of 'committing serious misconduct' after being charged with 'violent conduct' during FC Goa's ISL tie against Bengaluru FC on December 11.

The player in his defence apologised and stated 'there was no harm intended' towards Bengaluru FC player Suresh Singh Wangjam, in his written reply to the AIFF Disciplinary Committee.

ATKMB phyiso fined

Earlier, ATK Mohun Bagan physiotherapist Luis Alfonso Redondo Martinez had also been fined by the AIFF Disciplinary Committee to the tune of INR 40,000.

Charged with a similar offence to the one of Ortiz, Martinez had been called upon for a hearing, and was given a 'stern warning' for his actions.

No additional match suspensions were though imposed by the Committee. It is worth mentioning that Martinez was shown the red card in Match 25 of ISL 2021-22 season at Fatorda against Chennaiyin FC.

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Story first published: Wednesday, December 29, 2021, 11:11 [IST]
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