Mohun Bagan issues letter against Aizawl fans’ “hooliganism”

Mohun Bagan has filed a complaint against Aizawl FC supporters after the latter threw chairs and bottles onto the pitch at the end of the I-League clash on Thursday.

A section of the supporters attending the clash between Aizawl and Mohun Bagan threw chairs and bottles at the pitch after the match ended, forcing both the teams and the match officials to stay back on the ground for around 20 minutes from the fear of getting injured.   -  AIFF Media

Mohun Bagan has made a formal complaint to the I-League CEO against the "hooliganism” of the Aizawl FC supporters during the team’s clash in the latter’s home last Thursday.

A section of the supporters attending the match threw chairs and bottles at the pitch after the match ended, forcing both the teams and the match officials to stay back on the ground for around 20 minutes from the fear of getting injured and Bagan urged for a stern action against perpetrators.

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“You must have been informed that after the conclusion of the match the home team spectators were hurling water bottles at the ground. The players of both the sides and match officials were forced to remain at the pitch for at least 20 minutes post match when spectators in the upper tier started throwing chairs,” Debasish Dutta, director of Bagan wrote to the I-League CEO, Sunanda Dhar on Saturday.

“This is not the first incident of violent conduct happening at Aizawl this season. Similar unruly behaviour of Aizawl FC supporters were reported after the matches against Neroca FC and East Bengal. I am issuing this letter as a request to take measures to stop such excessive hooliganism. The failure to stop such behaviour of the home supporters will affect the standard of the game as the referees will be hesitant in executing their job,” Dutta’s letter said, while urging the organisers to take action.

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