ISL: AIFF DC bans Hugo Boumous for two more matches; no additional sanctions on Edu Bedia
Panaji, February 19, 2021
Mumbai City FC's Hugo Boumous has been handed an additional two-match ban and slapped with a fine of Rs 2 lakh by the All India Football Federation (AIFF) Disciplinary Committee for "gross serious indisciplinary unsporting acts and misdemeanours" in their Hero ISL game against FC Goa, played on February 8 at the GMC Stadium in Bambolim.
A press release from ISL said the the committee found Boumous guilty of "insulting and defaming match officials". The player received his fourth caution of the season before a direct red card during the game's injury time.
While he was automatically suspended for two games, his ban will now stretch to four matches.
Boumous will miss Mumbai City FC's remaining games in the league phase. He will be eligible for selection again in the playoffs. The club has already secured a semi-final berth.
Meanwhile, the committee also delivered its verdict on two separate cases. FC Goa's Edu Bedia was acquitted of charges relating to "unsporting behaviour" towards Chennaiyin FC player Deepak Tangri.
The AIFF body was satisfied with the player's response and all other evidence presented during a hearing with Bedia. The FC Goa captain has already served a 1-game suspension owing to accumulated cautions.
Also, there were no additional sanctions imposed upon Hyderabad FC's Mohammed Yasir after his red-card incident against SC East Bengal on February 12, the release added.