FC Goa fined, footballers Sabrosa and Dumas suspended for misconduct
Mumbai, Nov 11 (IANS) Indian Super League (ISL) franchise FC Goa were fined Rs.4,40,000 ($6,537) and two of their footballers Luciano Sabrosa and Rafael Dumas suspended for two matches with immediate effect by the All India Football Federation (AIFF) Disciplinary Committee on Friday.
The franchise and the two players were sanctioned for misdemeanours in the ISL match against Kerala Blasters on November 8. Goa conceded a last-gasp goal to lose the match 1-2 after going down to nine men in the second half.
Goa strongly protested several decisions that went against them in the match.
"The disciplinary committee have fined FC Goa Rs. 2,40,000 ($3,566) and Rs.2,00,000 ($2,972) for two separate incidents of 'team misconduct' under Article 53 'A' and 53 'B' of the AIFF Disciplinary Code," an ISL statement said.
"Luciano Sabrosa and Rafael Dumas were found guilty of 'offensive behaviour towards match officials' under the AIFF Disciplinary Code Article 58 for aggressive attitude towards match referee during Match 33 of the Hero ISL 2016 ( November 8, 2016 vs Kerala Blasters FC) played at Kochi."
Both Luciano and Rafael will not be available for selection in Goa's home game against NorthEast United FC later on Friday and the following home match against Mumbai City FC on November 16.
Goa are currently at the bottom of the standings with only seven points after nine matches.