Minerva owner in focus as AIFF Ethics body meets in Delhi

Ranjit Bajaj - who is part of the six I-League clubs who have cried foul for the “step-motherly” treatment meted out to them by AIFF has been vocal on social media lambasting the apex body.

Minerva Punjab FC owner Ranjit Bajaj will be in focus when the AIFF Executive Committee meets on Wednesday.   -  Sahil Nanda

Former I-League champion Minerva Punjab FC owner Ranjit Bajaj will get to know his quantum of punishment for his social media comments when the All India Football Federation’s (AIFF) Executive Committee meets on Wednesday.

Bajaj - who is part of the six I-League clubs who have cried foul for the “step-motherly” treatment meted out to them by AIFF - has been vocal on social media lambasting the apex body and its commercial partner Football Sports Development Ltd (FSDL).

The AIFF executive committee met on Tuesday and discussed about the punishment which they might send as a suggestion to the Ethics Committee which will convene on Wednesday.

The Federation had earlier said such social media messages bring disrepute to the game. The AIFF’s Code of Ethics can apply to any conduct or omission that damages the integrity and reputation of football in India and in particular to illegal, corrupt, fraudulent, immoral and unethical behaviour.