The AFC excludes Persepolis’s top scorer from facing victory and suspends him for 6 months


The Iranian Persepolis received a huge shock a few hours before his decisive confrontation with him Saudi victory In half Final AFC Champions League That was after the AFC Discipline and Ethics Committee issued a decision to suspend its attacker and striker Issa Al Katheer for a period of 6 months due to what the committee saw as a racist behavior on his part against Pakhtakor of Uzbekistan.

The reasons for the decision stated that the AFC decided to stop Al Kathir from practicing Any activity related to football for a period of 6 months, according to Article 58.1 of the Discipline and Ethics Regulations (2019 version), so that the suspension will be applied with immediate effect.

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The Discipline and Ethics Committee also decided to fine the player an amount of 10 thousand US dollars, after he considered his celebration of his goal against Pakhtakor of Uzbekistan in the quarter-finals of the AFC Champions League as a discriminatory act.

“Article 58.1 stipulates that any person infringes on 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, or appearance,” he added. Or religion, political opinions, health, birth, origin, nationality, nationality, or social origin, is considered to have committed a violation. “

It is noteworthy that the 30-year-old striker is Persepolis’s top scorer in the AFC Champions League this season with 4 goals, and his absence will be very influential on the team’s attack during the Al-Nassr confrontation this evening in Doha.


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