Brazilian football legend and coach of FC Goa for the first two seasons of the Indian Super League Zico (Arthur Antunes Coimbra) in statement said that he feels disgusted by the verdict of the five member Regulatory Commission of ISL.
“I have no words! I feel disgust for the order taken by the committee. How can ISL put such heavy fine of Rs 11 crore (around USD 1.6 million) (and) put bans of 2-3 years on owners and docking of 15 points for FC Goa,” the Brazilian great said in a statement.
“We were there. Coach Moraci Santana and Bruno Silva saw Elano assaulting Mr Raj Salgaocar in our dugout,” Zico added.
“That video is clearly cooked! Anyone with sense can see there is a cut before the assault on the owner, and surely all the reaction that came from our team members was not without motive.”
Zico also in his statement tried to divert the attention to the 2-2 equaliser from Stiven Mendoza.
“Interestingly, I could notice that in no time you can hear about the second goal of Mendoza that was scored by hand. It was one of the main things that extolled the spirits of those who was in the field as well on the stands.”
“They deal with it as nothing really had happened, the video of this goal went viral but they speak that was not conclusive, but an edited video like this one brought a such harsh verdict like this to the club,” Zico ended by saying.