SC East Bengal midfielder Antonio Perosevic banned for five matches

SC East Bengal player Antonio Perosevic has been hit with a five-match ban by the All India Football Federation (AIFF) Disciplinary Committee.

Perosevic has also been ordered to pay a fine of Rs 1 Lac for his 'violent conduct towards match official during the Hero Indian Super League (ISL) 2021-22 game against NorthEast United FC.

In the terms of the decision passed by the Disciplinary Committee on Tuesday, Perosevic has been informed that a 'repeat violation may be met with more severe punishment'. The player and the club have 10 days should they wish to lodge an appeal.

Perosevic has already served his automatic one-match suspension. The player is eligible for selection next against Hyderabad FC on January 24, 2022.

The Croatian is the club’s top goalscorer this season with two goals and has also provided an assist. The midfielder’s absence will be a big blow for the Red and Gold brigade who will look to start afresh under interim coach Renedy Singh after Jose Manuel Diaz left his role due to personal reasons.

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