Kerala Blasters FC is in the headlines again, and this time, it’s not for a good reason. The team’s head coach, Ivan Vukomanovic, has been charged separately by the All India Football Federation (AIFF) for “bringing the game into disrepute” after walking out during a match against Bengaluru FC.
The incident occurred during the Indian Super League (ISL) eliminator match when a controversial goal was scored by Bengaluru FC. Kerala Blasters objected to the goal and walked off the pitch, refusing to continue playing. The AIFF disciplinary committee rejected their plea for a rematch, and now, Ivan Vukomanovic has been charged for his actions.
Here’s what we know so far : Kerala Blasters FC coach Ivan Vukomanovic Charged Separately by AIFF for Bringing the Game into Disrepute
- A notice has been served to the Kerala Blasters head coach by the AIFF disciplinary committee.
- Ivan Vukomanovic has been charged for “bringing the game into disrepute.”
- The final punishment for the team is yet to be decided, but they could be fined up to Rs 6 lakh or even disqualified from the competition.
- Under Article 58 of the AIFF Disciplinary Code, the team could face disqualification from a competition in progress and/or exclusion from a future competition in serious cases.
It’s clear that the Kerala Blasters FC is facing serious repercussions for their actions during the match. The team’s demand for a rematch was denied, and now, the coach has been charged separately. It remains to be seen what the final punishment will be for the team, but it’s clear that the AIFF is taking a firm stance against such behavior on the pitch.
This incident is a reminder that sportsmanship and fair play should always be upheld on and off the pitch. The Kerala Blasters FC has a responsibility to maintain the integrity of the game and uphold the values of fair play and respect for the officials. Hopefully, this incident serves as a lesson to all teams and coaches to act with dignity and respect during matches.
The Kerala Blasters FC controversy has put them in a difficult position, and the team could face serious consequences for their actions. It’s important for all teams to remember that the game must be played with sportsmanship and fair play, and any violations will not be taken lightly by the AIFF.
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