Bruised by ISL defeat, fans prove costly to Sachin's Kerala Blasters
- AIFF Disciplinary Committee fined for misconduct of fans, team members.
- The team should pay ₹4 lakh for fan's misconduct.
- The committee also slapped ₹2 lakh for misconduct of team members.
The spirited fans have always been the strength of the Kerala Blasters on its home ground. But the same fans incurred ₹4 lakh fine for misconduct and damage to stadium property. Along with this, the team will have to remit another ₹ 2 lakh within ten days for misconduct on the field.
All India Football Federation Disciplinary Committee fined the team for these separate incidents of 'team Misconduct' and 'liability for spectator conduct' during their final Indian Super League preliminary match on 4 December.
The penalty was imposed on Kerala Blasters under the AIFF Disciplinary Code Article 53A and Article 68 respectively.
An ISL press release stated that the Match Referee fined five players of Kerala Blasters for misconduct during the match with NorthEast United FC held at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium. The fine amounted to ₹2 lakhs.
The AIFF Disciplinary Committee also held Kerala Blasters responsible for home fans' misconduct and damage to stadium property and slapped ₹ 4lakh to the team.
In the final match held on Sunday, the Athletico De Kolkata had pipped Kerala Blasters in a shootout to retain the ISL championship.