Atletico de Kolkata coach Jose Molina has received a one-match ban following his actions during the inaugural Indian Super League champions' game against Mumbai City FC in ISL 2016 on Tuesday, played at the Rabindra Sarobar Stadium in the city of joy.
Molina, who replaced Antonio Habas this time around to take over the Kolkata side prior to ISL 2016, got the punishment from the AIFF Disciplinary Committee after protesting the referee's decisions during the match.
"Coach Molina was sent off from the field of play and immediate surrounds by the Match Referee during 90+1 minute of the game during ISL Match 23 (25th October 2016, Atletico de Kolkata vs Mumbai City FC) for repeatedly protesting against referee's decisions," mentioned an ISL statement on Wednesday evening.
"Additionally, AIFF Disciplinary Code (Article 19) states that an expulsion automatically incurs suspension from the team's subsequent match."
Kolkata lost the match owing to a solitary goal from Uruguayan football legend Diego Forlan and subsequently, Mumbai City FC went atop the ISL 2016 points table. Atletico, meanwhile, are third in the league, with nine points garnered from six games.
Molina and Co. take on NorthEast United FC on Friday at the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium in Guwahati and in all probability, ATK assistant coaches Pablo Amo and Bastob Roy takes charge of the game.