FC Goa player Jorge Ortiz has been suspended for two matches and fined Rs. 50,000 by the All India Football Federation (AIFF) Disciplinary Committee on Monday.
Ortiz was found guilty of serious misconduct after being accused of ‘violent conduct’ in the FC Goa Indian Super League (ISL) game against Bengaluru FC on Saturday (December 11).
The player, in his written reply to the committee, apologized and said that he had no intention of harming Bengaluru FC player Suresh Singh Wangjam.
Ortiz has served automatic one-match suspension as a result of his red-card offense. The Spaniard will be out of the FC Goa match against Odisha FC on Friday (December 24). He will be eligible for selection against ATK Mohun Bagan on December 29.
ATK Mohun Bagan’s physiotherapist Luis Alfonso Redondo Martinez has also been fined Rs 40,000. Martinez has been charged with the same crime and has been summoned for trial. Martinez has been given a “stern warning” for his actions. No additional match suspensions were imposed by the committee.