The star of Saudi Al-Hilal’s first team football team has been heavily punished by the AFC over the next few days.
Where Al Hilal reached the quarter-finals of the AFC Champions League after beating Emirati youth club Al Ahly Dubai three goals to one.
The AFC Champions League draw led to a showdown between Al-Hilali and Iranian club Foolad Khuzestan in the quarter-finals the following Thursday night.
After the defeat, Al Ahli youth club officials accused international player Ali Al Bulaikhi, the heart of Al Hilal’s defense, of spitting at the Emirati club’s fans during the match that brought them to the round of 16. 16.
On the other hand, Rafi Al-Shahrani, Al Bulaikhi’s agent, lied about the accusation following the outrage of Emirati fans who threw water bottles at Al Hilal players.
Ali Al Bulaikhi faces 4 month ban
According to the AFC Champions League regulations, which were amended in 2021, Ali Al Bulaikhi will be suspended from two matches for up to 4 continental months, and the regulations are as follows:
- Any player who starts a fight in AFC Champions League matches will be punished with a suspension of 6 matches to 4 months and a fine of $10,000.
- Any player who played a role in an escalating brawl in AFC Champions League matches will be penalized with a minimum two-match suspension and a $3,000 fine.
- Any player attempting to provoke opposing fans will be penalized with a two-match ban and a $3,000 fine.