East Bengal’s Jobby, Aizawl’s Kareem suspended for ugly spats

East Bengal received a severe jolt when its striker Jobby Justin was on Tuesday handed interim suspension.

Jobby Justin is East Bengal's top-scorer with nine league goals.   -  AIFF MEDIA

East Bengal received a severe jolt when its striker Jobby Justin was on Tuesday handed interim suspension along with Aizawl FC’s Kareem Omolaja for their ugly spats during Monday’s I-League clash here.

The Red-and-Gold brigade’s title aspiration virtually went up in smoke after their back-to-back draws against Churchill Brothers and Aizawl FC, which also concluded their home stretch.

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The interim suspension will last till March 3 when the AIFF disciplinary committee meets.

East Bengal’s top-scorer, with nine goals, will miss at least two matches -- against Real Kashmir and Minerva Punjab.

Jobby was found spitting on Kareem after an ugly second-half tackle, while the Nigerian was involved in a fight with East Bengal top defender Borja Gomez.

East Bengal is seven points behind leader Chennai City FC with a match in hand.

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