AIFF committee overturns Danny Fox red card


The All India Football Federation disciplinary committee has reversed the on field referee decision where the red card was given to SC East Bengal ace defender Danny Fox during a recently concluded 1-1 tied match with FC Goa which means that the player who is very important part of their lineup will compete against upcoming clash with Bengaluru FC on Saturday.

The statement was released by AIFF disciplinary committee in detail stating that there was judgment in error by on field referee and decided to overturn the red card for Danny Fox and he will be eligible to participate in the upcoming encounter for his franchise.

“The committee was convinced that Fox’s sending off after his sliding tackle on FC Goa’s Alexander Romario Jesuraj was ‘an error apparent on the part of the referee and calls for rectifying the same in the interests of fair play’ and necessitated overturning of the red card and the subsequent 1-match ban.” AIFF disciplinary committee released an statement.

The committee “was satisfied there was neither any intentional serious foul or violent conduct on Fox’s part.”

Sporting Club East Bengal is an Indian professional football league based in Kolkata, India who competes in Indian Super League and the club has an old history as it was founded in 1920. They became affiliated with Indian football association in 1922 before earning a promotion to complete in Calcutta Football League first division in 1924.

The club shares interesting rivalry with Mohun Bagan as both are the strongest club from Kolkata Derby.  They are competing for the first time in Indian Super league which is the top most tier football league of India. The club is currently coached by Robbie Flower.

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