Danny Fox’ Red Card Overturned, SCEB Skipper Available Against BFC

Danny Fox, Football Express

SC East Bengal defender Danny Fox will be available for selection for the club’s upcoming Indian Super League (ISL) fixture against Bengaluru FC which is to be held today at the Fatorda Stadium.

Initially, Fox was suspended for a game after he earned a red card during his side’s 1-1 draw against FC Goa. But, later his suspension was overturned by the All India Football Federation (AIFF) Disciplinary Committee.

According to a statement issued by the Hero ISL on Saturday morning,

“The AIFF body reviewed video clippings of the incident upon the club’s appeal against the decision and was satisfied there was neither any intentional serious foul or violent conduct on Fox’s part.

“On-field referee decisions are usually not to be reviewed unless there is persuasive evidence that there has been gross error apparent, negligence, arbitrariness, malice, or bad faith in arriving at such decision, as per CAS charter.

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.”

– ISL Statement

However, SC East Bengal coach Robbie Fowler will remain suspended and won’t be available for the game against Bengaluru FC. Assistant Coach Renedy Singh will take his place for the game.

Danny Fox has made seven appearances for the club thus far this season. The 34-year-old is a key defender for the side and could be a vital cog in helping them make it to the playoffs in their debut season.

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