The All India Football Federation have asked the AFC disciplinary committee to impose disciplinary actions against Iran side Persepolis FC.
The Iranian champions were in Goa to play Asian football’s top-level club competition against FC Goa. Persepolis accused AIFF of Sabotage when they did not receive a slot for landing in the Goa International Airport.
Later they put up a post on their social media comparing their ACL campaign with the taking over of India by the Persian emperor in the 18th Century. Regardless of it, they deleted the post and apologized for the same after some time.
“One of the posts made by the club was contemptuous and contemptuous offended the dignity of the people of Indian origin which concerns national origin. It is a shame that the history and culture of a country, which deserves the epitome of respect was offended.” – AIFF secretary wrote in his complaint to the disciplinary committee.
According to sources, the AFC disciplinary committee have ordered the Iranian club to pay a fine of $17,500(12.77 Lakhs) for their derogatory comment ahead of the match against the Gaurs.
AFC also told Persepolis to play without spectator at their next match in the AFC Champions League hosted by Persepolis in their home ground.
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