Chennai files complaint regarding Churchill's dressing room vandalism

AIFF confirmed that it had received a complaint from the Chennai team and was looking into the matter. Churchill Brothers, however, has rubbished all the allegations.

Chennai filed an official complain with the All India Football Federation, accusing Churchill Brothers of vandalising the away dressing room at the JLN Stadium in Chennai.   -  R. Ragu

Chennai City FC has filed an official complaint with the All India Football Federation, accusing Churchill Brothers of vandalising the away dressing room at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Chennai after the team’s I-League match on February 14.

“We found the taps and the flush in washroom broken after the match. There is no way someone else could have done that because only the away team had access to the area,” confirmed Chennai City FC secretary Vikram Murali.

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“We spoke to stadium authorities about the damage and they gave us an estimate of Rs. 40,000. We have claimed compensation through the AIFF,” added Murali.

AIFF confirmed that it had received a complaint from the Chennai team and was looking into the matter.

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“We have already sent a show-cause notice to Churchill and are awaiting their reply,” said Akshay Rohatgi, senior manager, I-League Operations and Club Licensing.

Churchill Brothers, however, has rubbished the allegations and its team manager, Denzil Ferrao, told Sportstar, “Our players were not involved. The Chennai management informed us about it an hour after the game. We will reply to the AIFF.”

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