Indian Super League: Zico ‘Disgusted’ by Fine, Ban on FC Goa Owners


On Friday, FC Goa’s Brazilian supervisor, Zico, said he felt “disgust” at the Indian first-rate League Regulatory commission’s decision to levy hefty excellent on FC Goa and ban the club’s proprietors on disciplinary grounds.
The ISL establishing committee is in the manner of analyzing the order mentioned via its five-member eminent and unbiased regulatory commission headed employing Hon’ble Mr. Justice D A Mehta.

On Thursday, the ISL passed the best of Rs 11 crore to FC Goa and banned the proprietors of the soccer club — Dattaraj Salgaocar (for 3 years) and Srinivas Dempo (for 2 years).
“I haven’t any words! I experience disgust for the order taken by using the committee. How can ISL placed such heavy first-class of Rs eleven crore (around USD 1.6 million) (and) positioned bans of 2-three years on proprietors and docking of 15 points for FC Goa,” the Brazilian top-notch said in a declaration.

“We had been there. Educate Moraci Santana and Bruno Silva saw Elano assaulting Mr. Raj Salgaocar in our dugout. That video is absolutely cooked! Each person with sense can see there is a reduction earlier than the assault on the owner, and honestly, all the response that got here from our crew contributors became not with our purpose.”
FC Goa has been going through allegations of violating ISL regulations specifically for ‘boycotting fit and league rite,’ ‘public criticism and dangerous fit officers,’ ‘alleging that the match has been fixed,’ and ‘non-adherence of League policies.’ FC Goa will also be docked 15 points subsequent season.

ISL regulatory commission’s choice came after NDTV accessed distinct photos that confirmed Brazilian football big name and Chennaiyin FC participant Elano Blumer do not know anything that merited an arrest by way of the Goa police after the ISL-2 final in Goa ultimate December.

Elano in the attention of the storm

Elano became arrested following the very last on December 20, which caused a huge controversy. The Brazilian football celebrity was accused of assaulting FC Goa co-proprietor and industrialist Dattaraj Salgaocar.

The unedited footage showed that Elano did not assault or get bodily with everybody and that he was taken into police custody best on the behest of FC Goa owners.
But, Zico called the video “inconclusive” and pointed at Steven Mendoza’s goal for Chennaiyin FC, which positioned the in shape on stage phrases earlier than Mendoza scored the winner in time.

Debatable aim

Chennaiyin‘s second goal — the equalizer — noticed Mendoza beat FC Goa goalkeeper, Laxmikant Kattimani, too ago, but replays confirmed that the ball got here off the Colombian’s outstretched arms.

“Curiously, I may want to notice that in no time you may listen to approximately the second goal of Mendoza that changed into scored using hand. It became one of the foremost matters that extolled the spirits of folks that turned into within the area on the stands.
“They deal with it as not anything sincerely had passed off, the video of this goal went viral however they talk that changed into not conclusive. However, an edited video like this one delivered such harsh verdict like this to the membership,” wrote Zico.
FC Goa owners are unhappy.


Meanwhile, FC Goa co-proprietors Dempo and Salgaocar stated they were greatly surprised using the verdict and thought about all options before them in a joint statement.
“We are surprised and amazed with the order as ISL was to determine on the software of jurisdiction and no longer to continue at the hearing as AIFF, that is the splendid frame, directed to maintain popularity quo on March 31. We’re analyzing the order and thinking about all options before us.”

“This brings terrible exposure to Indian football.”
Indian soccer excellent Bhaichung Bhutia added that the FC Goa-Elano controversy best brings the awful name to the game inside the u. s.

“The Rs.11 crore high-quality for FC Goa and docking them 15 factors is very extreme. The terrible behavior towards Elano from FC Goa (after the 2015 ISL final) became not required. However, I would like to see Elano come back and play inside the ISL. Something that took place was unfortunate,” Bhaichung Bhutia instructed NDTV.

“People of Goa love FC Goa, even they don’t help what their crew did to Elano after the ISL final. ISL groups need to hold human beings with desirable technical knowledge of the game within their camp so that these issues do not show up once more,” concluded the former India skipper.