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

by Adrian J. Elliott | Sunday, May 20, 2018 | 992 views

FC Goa’s Brazilian supervisor, Zico on Friday said he felt “disgust” at 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 by means of 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 reduce 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 have 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 have 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 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 storm
Elano become arrested following the very last on December 20 which caused a huge controversy with the Brazilian football celebrity being accused of assaulting FC Goa co-proprietor and industrialist Dattaraj Salgaocar.


The unedited footage showed that Elano did now not assault or get bodily with every body and that he was taken into police custody best on the behest of FC Goa owners.
But, Zico called the video “inconclusive” and alternatively pointed at Stiven Mendoza’s goal for Chennaiyin FC that positioned the in shape on stage phrases earlier than Mendoza scored the winner in brought time.
Debatable aim
Chennaiyin‘s second goal — the equaliser — noticed Mendoza beat FC Goa goalkeeper, Laxmikant Kattimani, to a go, 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 approximately the second goal of Mendoza that changed into scored by means of hand. It became one of the foremost matters that extolled the spirits of folks that turned into within the area as well 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 a such harsh verdict like this to the membership,” wrote Zico.
FC Goa owners unhappy.

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meanwhile, FC Goa co-proprietors Dempo and Salgaocar in a joint statement stated they were greatly surprised by means of the verdict and were thinking about all options before them.
“We are surprised and greatly surprised 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 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 behaviour towards Elano from FC Goa (after the 2015 ISL final) became now not required. However, I would like to see Elano come back and play inside the ISL. Something took place was unfortunate,” Bhaichung Bhutia instructed NDTV.
“People of Goa love FC Goa however 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 in order that these issues do not show up once more,” concluded the former India skipper.

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