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East Bengal coach Robbie Fowler faces ban, fine for alleged racist remark

Feb 3, 2021

The ISL is standing out as truly newsworthy for some unacceptable reasons as East Bengal’s star English mentor Robbie Fowler faces a base boycott of five matches and Rs 6 lakh fine for a supposed bigoted comment against refs after a match against FC Goa.

Disappointed after East Bengal’s 1-1 draw against a 10-man FC Goa in Margao on January 29, Fowler had supposedly said the refereeing was either “hostile to English or hostile to East Bengal”.

Video film of the British chap offering the comment couldn’t be surveyed as it has been erased from all stages.

“The match magistrate has taken a solid note of the episode and announced the issue to the disciplinary council which will take the choice in the wake of hearing Fowler’s rendition on Wednesday night,” an ISL official told PTI on Tuesday.

“In the event that he’s demonstrated liable, he is subject for a base five-coordinate boycott and Rs 6 lakh fine,” he added.

On Tuesday, Indian Super Alliance side Odisha FC fired its lead trainer Stuart Baxter for offering a disagreeable remark on assault to condemn a refereeing choice after the group’s misfortune to Jamshedpur FC.

The All India Football Alliance’s (AIFF) disciplinary board of trustees will settle on a choice on Wednesday in the wake of hearing Fowler’s rendition through video conferencing.

The Liverpool legend is being charged under Article 59.1 (a) of the AIFF disciplinary code that states: “Any individual who outrages the poise of an individual or gathering of people through derisive, prejudicial or denigratory words or activities concerning race, shading, language, religion or inception will be suspended for in any event five matches.

“Besides, an arena boycott and a fine of at any rate Rs 3,00,000 will be forced. In the event that the culprit is an authority, the fine will be at any rate Rs 6,00,000.”

The norm of refereeing has frequently been an issue in the ISL.

Odisha FC fired Baxter with prompt impact and gave a public expression of remorse after the mentor said, “One of my players should assault somebody or get assaulted himself on the off chance that he planned to get a punishment… ”

Concerning Fowler, he had communicated his disappointment with refereeing over and over in this release of the association, which is his first.

The 45-year-old had commented that the officials presumably need a “touch of help” after they were denied in any event two punishments in a 0-2 misfortune against Upper east Joined FC in December.

At that point, after a goalless draw against Chennaiyin FC in January, he named the refereeing “disreputable” and had said he’s “facing conflicts with the officials each and every game and it’s a flat out joke”.

Fowler had likewise been suspended for one match in the wake of accepting his second alert of the period, which constrained him to miss their match against Bengaluru FC on January 9. Danny Fox was, be that as it may, permitted to play in the said game after the disciplinary advisory group upset a red card following a grumbling by SCEB against the refereeing.

Playing in their lady ISL season, East Bengal are as of now positioned tenth, above Odisha FC with six matches left.

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