The incident occurred during the Men of Steel’s clash against the Lions before the international break.
The All India Football Federation (AIFF) Disciplinary Committee has suspended Carlos Calvo from Jamshedpur FC for passing racist comments against Gianni Zuiverloon of Delhi Dynamos in an ISL match on 12 December 2018. The ruling comes following a complaint against the Spanish player from the Delhi side. The suspension is understood to be a three-match ban with an additional ₹3 lakh fine.
Zuiverloon, Dynamos’ Dutch defender and Calvo, Jamshedpur’s Spanish winger were involved in a heated argument during the match. Following which Zuverloon allegedly elbowed the Jamshedpur winger. While heading to their respective dressing rooms, Calvo came back to him to hurl racist comments, following which Zuiverloon immediately complained to his team manager and the match commissioner.
Calvo was making racist remarks during the DDFC match. I’m really happy that he has a 3 match ban. I’m glad the ISL took this matter seriously. https://t.co/kv05ZyINf0
— Rohan (@MrRohanSharma) January 22, 2019
Though the backroom and coaching staff of Jamshedpur did not comment on the issue, neither did they deny the allegations against their player. Head coach Cesar Fernando was reported to have justified the action citing the elbow incident as per TOI.
The law related to to an offence like this, states that a ban for at least five games with an additional stadium ban and at least a ₹3 lakh fine can be imposed.
However, the committee believed that five matches would have been cruel towards the Spanish player and sufficed the sentence to three games. Although, no Dynamos representatives were available for comment, but it can be confirned that Jamshedpur are yet to receive any formal intimation of the verdict.
In other news, Kerala Blasters’ Zakeer Mundampara has been handed a six-month ban for violent conduct against referee Umesh Bora. The incident took place in the last match of the ISL before the league went into an international break. He was seen throwing the ball towards the referee after he was shown a red card.