FilGoal | News | Persepolis striker suspended for 6...

FilGoal | News | Persepolis striker suspended for 6...
FilGoal | News | Persepolis striker suspended for 6...
The AFC announced the suspension of Iranian striker Issa Al Katheer of the Iranian club Persepolis for 6 months for his racist behavior.

The Iranian team is preparing for the AFC Champions League semi-final match against Al-Nasr Saudi Arabia, this Saturday evening.

The AFC statement read:

“The AFC Disciplinary and Ethics Committee decided to suspend Issa Al Katheer, the player of Iranian club Persepolis, from practicing any football-related activity for a period of 6 months, according to Article 58.1 of the Discipline and Ethics Regulations (2019 edition), so that the suspension will be implemented with immediate effect.” .

“The committee also decided to fine the player $ 10,000, after he was deemed to have committed an act of discrimination during the AFC Champions League match for the West against Pakhtakor on September 30, 2020 in the Qatari capital Doha.

“Article 58.1 stipulates that any person infringes the dignity of a person or group of people through words or actions that include contempt, discrimination, or defamation, whether with regard to race, skin color, gender, physical abilities, language, age, form, religion, or Political opinions, health, birth, origin, nationality, nationality or social origin shall be deemed to have committed a violation. “

Al Katheer scored a double against Pakhtakor in the Uzbek quarter-final to ensure the Iranian team qualified for the semi-finals for the second time in the last 3 seasons.

The 30-year-old Iranian, who scored four goals in the current version, celebrated after his second goal against the Uzbek team in a racist manner, which caused his suspension.

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