ISL: AIFF to investigate Mumbai v Kolkata post-match violence

According to ISL sources, referee Arumughan Rowan’s report and match commissioner J. Ravishankar’s observations have been submitted to the federation for inquiry and follow-up.

Referee A. Rowan gives Robert Lalthlamuana of Atletico de Kolkata a second yellow card in the first half.   -  Special Arrangement

Video footage from different cameras, capturing the post-final whistle brawl between Mumbai City FC and Atletico de Kolkata players in front of fans at Mumbai Football Arena, has been handed over the All India Football Federation (AIFF). According to ISL sources, referee Arumughan Rowan’s report and match commissioner J. Ravishankar’s observations have also been submitted to the federation for inquiry and follow-up.





Two foreign players have been shown red cards for their role in the brawl after the second leg semi-final had ended in a goalless draw. Spain’s Juan Carlos Rodriguez Belencoso (ATK) and Brazili’s Thiago Dos Santos Cunha. The former is alleged to have head-butted a rival, so far unnamed. The latter was seen kicking rivals. ATK were down to 10 players, after Robert Lalthlamuana was sent off in the first half for a reckless tackle on an opponent.

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The Spanish forward and the Indian defender face an automatic one-match suspension, ruling them out of the ISL season three final on December 18 in Kochi. Last season, the violence erupted after the final at Nehru stadium, Fatorda, between Chennaiyin FC and FC Goa. Elano Blumer, the CFC captain from Brazil, was taken to the local police station following a complaint of alleged assault by FCG co-owner Dattaraj Salgaocar.

Mumbai City co-owner Ranbir Kapoor, ATK co-owner Saurav Ganguly, ISL founder & chairperson Nita Ambani were present at the Mumbai Football Arena on Tuesday night for the second leg semi-final.

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