East Bengal accuses Kashmir of racial abuse
KOLKATA: East Bengal accused the reserve bank of Real Kashmir of racially abusing one of its players during the 1-0 victory at Srinagar on Monday.
The penalty of Víctor Pérez's detention time led red and gold to second place in the I-League and dealt a decisive blow to Real Kashmir's scant title hopes.
I heard that someone from the Real Kashmir bench called a player of color from my team 'f ***** g m **** y'. This is absolutely unacceptable, said the coach of East Bengal Mario Rivera he said after the game.
When asked if he would file a complaint, Rivera added: I think both the match commissioner and the referee were close when the chant was made. It is up to them to answer a call.
It was a short-tempered clash with two Real Kashmir players and one from East Bengal who were sent off. Royal Kashmir dropped to 10 men in the 38th minute when the local hero Danish Farooq , already in a reserve, he was warned for a diving simulation.
Hell was unleashed during the detention time when Juan Vera took a free kick from Kashmir defender Loveday Enyinnaya inside the area, resulting in the penalty and Pérez easily converted it.
However, bothered by the referee Umesh Bora Following the decision, a fan ran out onto the field and attempted to confront the match official. As the Kashmir players tried to stop the intruder, the home team Kallum Higginbotham and Lalrindika Edmund of East Bengal got involved in a fight and Bora showed them both the red card.
When party officials left the field, local fans clapped sarcastically.
Rivera said later: The true Kashmir players turned a football game into a wrestling match. Fortunately, all my players were alive and not injured.
The true Kashmiri officials also said they would file a complaint with the AIFF over Bora's handling of the party.
Kromah's problems continue:
After being released by East Bengal, Ansumana Kromah's season seems to be over. The Liberian forward wanted to join Punjab FC, but is unlikely to get permission to play this season.
In accordance with AIFF rules, a player may play for a maximum of two clubs per season. Before joining East Bengal, Kromah helped Peerless SC win the CFL Premier Division A title.
To justify his decision to release the forward, Rivera said: Kromah is not a good player in the locker room. It created a lot of problems after the TRAU game and he couldn't be a good member of the family.