East Bengal’s remarkable victory against North East United FC in the Durand Cup semifinal was overshadowed by allegations of racism
East Bengal’s remarkable palm against North East United FC in the Durand Cup semifinal was overshadowed by allegations of racism, with the visiting platoon suckers reporting cases of ethnical slurs and being targeted with monuments and slippers during the match. The 16- time titleholders displayed one of the topmost comebacks as they capsized a two- thing deficiency in the last two twinkles and secured a thrilling 5- 3 palm in penalties to make the Durand Cup final after 19 times.
Still, the scenes that unfolded after the match painted a grim picture as the NEUFC suckers, numbering about 100-odd, claimed that the sympathizers of the Red and Gold squad aimed shells and slurs at them. The match witnessed an attendance of about 22,000- plus observers.
Similar was the condition that immediate intervention by the Indian Army and original police was needed to insure safe exit of North East United FC sympathizers.
Still there has been no sanctioned complaint regarding the contended incident as yet.
The All India Football Federation clerk general Shaji Prabhakaran, still, has promised action.
“Burdened to read this. We’ll take up this matter. We’ve a zero forbearance on this. We’ve to do everything possible to fully exclude these kinds of issues from Indian football,” Prabhakaran posted on his social media platform’ X’, formerly twitter.
Both the the brigades, meanwhile, have condemned the alleged incident.
“North East United FC are deeply disturbed by the recent incident of racism, gangsterism & violence directed towards some of our suckers during the Durand Cup semi-final match against East Bengal FC at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan on Tuesday. Racism has no place in football, or in any aspect of life, and we unequivocally condemn similar geste,” NEUFC said in a statement on Wednesday.
“Our suckers are an integral part of our platoon, and we stand united against any form of demarcation. We’ve formerly brought this matter to the attention of the event organisers, and the original officers.
“We would like to thank the Indian Army and the original police officers for taking nippy action against the perpetrators. We’re also thankful to them for furnishing acceptable protection to our suckers and convoying them to their asked position.” East Bengal added” East Bengal FC condemns all forms of racism. there’s no room for demarcation in football, a sport that unites people.” Indian Army, who are the organisers of Asia’s oldest event, is yet to come out with any statement. Know More Latest Football News…