"Having considered the utterances against the decisions of the Referee and the Match Officials, it prima facie appears that Ranko Popovic has breached the disciplinary code and the law of the game with impunity amounting to gross misconduct," Banerjee stated in a communication to the club.
Popovic was held guilty of abusing and insulting match officials and was slapped with sanctions on an earlier occasion as well.
"But even after that, he continued with his obdurate acts resulting in a warning. The instant subject matter is thus a third instance of improper conduct," the AIFF said in a statement.
"In the meanwhile, pending final decision of the committee, Ranko Popovic will remain suspended under Article 21 and 22 of the code," the AIFF stament added.
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