The ISL is making headlines for the wrong reasons as East Bengal’s star English coach Robbie Fowler faces a minimum ban of five matches and Rs 6 lakh fine for an alleged racist remark against referees after a match against FC Goa.
Frustrated after East Bengal’s 1-1 draw against a 10-man FC Goa in Margaon on January 29, Fowler had allegedly said the refereeing was either “anti-English or anti-East Bengal”.
Video footage of the Englishman making the remark could not be assessed as it has been deleted from all platforms.
“The match commissioner has taken a strong note of the incident and reported the matter to the disciplinary committee which will take the decision after hearing Fowler’s version on Wednesday evening,” an ISL official told PTI on Tuesday.
“If he’s proven guilty, he is liable for a minimum…