Indian Super League

AIFF charges East Bengal's Antonio Perosevic for violent conduct against the referee

Arjun Singh Devgan

The All India Football Federation's (AIFF) disciplinary committee on Tuesday charged East Bengal player, Antonio Perosevic with ‘violent conduct against referee’ following his red card incident during their Indian Super League (ISL) 2021-22 match against NorthEast United FC on December 17.

The game in question took place at the PJN Stadium in Fatorda, and the charge which was given by the nations disciplinary body committee stated that Perosevic was ‘expelled for using excessive force against referee’.

“Perosevic has been reported violating Article 48.1.2 of the AIFF Disciplinary Code,” an ISL media release read. He faces ‘sanctions for serious infringement punishable by an expulsion undertaken against Match Officials’, according to Article 50 of the Code.

Perosevic for his part has been given time till December 23 in order to submit his reply and defend his actions and will also remain ineligible for selection as he serves an automatic one-match ban in East Bengal’s next game against Hyderabad FC on December 23.

The 29-year-old who has represented the senior Croatia side in the past moved to East Bengal in September, 2021 and has so far only started his stint with the Indian footballing giants, making three appearances for them so far.

East Bengal have struggled in this seasons Indian Super League (ISL) where they are placed at the bottom of the table where they remain winless so far, managing to secure just three points in seven games.