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AIFF suspends six players involved in Super Cup brawl for 2 matches

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The All today handed a two-match suspension on the six players who were sent off by the referee for their involvement in a brawl during the Sup Cup quarterfinal match between FC and in on April 12.

A brawl had broken out between the players of both the teams at the end of the first half and the referee had sent off six players (3 from each side) from the field of play.

Subrata Paul, Haitian Kervens Belfort, from FC and Brandon Fernandes, Spanish duo of and from were shown the red card. The second half of the match, which won 5-1, was played with eight players taking the field from each side.

The two-match suspension would be in addition to the automatic suspension for the subsequent game on account of the red card shown by the referee.

"The has imposed sanctions upon each of FC players Subrata Paul, Anas Edathodika, Kervens Belfort being a suspension of 2 (two) consecutive matches, over and in addition to the automatic suspensions of the subsequent match imposed under the AIFF Disciplinary Code, be it under Hero Super Cup or otherwise played under AIFF regulations," the AIFF said in a statement.

"During the suspension period, bans all of them from the dressing room/substitutes bench as well as the stadium," it added.

The AIFF said in the addition to the suspensions, (Goalkeeping Coach of FC) and were imposed with a fine of Rs one lakh each under the AIFF Disciplinary Code for "trying to brutally assault an opponent and for willfully disregarding the expulsion order."

Both have been ordered to pay their respective fines within seven days.

Similarly, players Bruno Filipe Tavares Pinheiro, and "were imposed sanctions of suspension of two consecutive matches, over and in addition to the automatic suspensions of the subsequent match imposed under the AIFF Disciplinary Code, be it under Hero Super Cup or otherwise played under AIFF regulations".

"During the suspension period, bans all of them from the dressing room/substitutes bench as well as the stadium.

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First Published: Sat, April 14 2018. 23:35 IST
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