Subroto Cup: No action yet on Afghan player who assaulted the refree

first_imgA day after mauling the referee in the middle of the park, Shejauddin of Esteqlal High School is yet to be punished for his act. The erring player was the main architect of the fracas during his team’s match against Dynamo Kyiv on Friday.The organisers of the tournament, The Air Force Sports Control Board are in talks with the Afghanistan High Commission, according to a press release issued by the organisers.A meeting between them took place but no decision was taken till late night. Since the player is from a foreign team and Subroto is an invitational tournament, there is hardly any scope for stringent action to be taken. The referee, Armughan Rowan, is a FIFA panel referee and has conducted many high profile domestic matches.”There is not much we can do about it unless the referee files a FIR. As the player is from a foreign team and is young, the matter would be dealt internally. The diplomatic relations also come into the picture and the player would be at the most rebuked strongly for his action,” a tournament official said.Dynamo Kyiv coach Serhii Bezhenar also said the incident was very embarrassing for his team and the players should learn to keep their calm, more so when they are growing up. “It was a very sad incident that took place yesterday. The players have to show composure on the field,” Bezhenar said.Meanwhile, Dynamo sailed into the final with a 6-0 demolition of Sports Hostel, Tamil Nadu. They will now face Kerala school MSP.advertisementlast_img