One of India’s major football club and Kolkata City giants Mohun Bagan have threatened to pull out of the Indian Football Association, West Bengals parent body for the sport. The club has alleged “partiality” in favour of arch-rivals East Bengal during their Calcutta Football League match.
The executive committee, which had met at the club premises in Kolkata, a five-member core committee is formed to decide the future course of action, which may also include “de-affiliation” from the IFA and seeking affiliation from any other State association. The committee will comprise of the top club officials Anjan Mitra, Srinjoy Bose, Debasis Dutta, Satyajit Chatterjee and Swapan Banerjee, a statement from the club stated.
“The issue of unprofessional attitude and partial behaviour of The Indian Football Association towards the club and because of the same, the possibility of de- affiliating from the IFA have been discussed in the meeting. The Executive Members have unanimously decided to form a five-member core Committee,” the statement further read.
East Bengal has won the record eighth CFL crown after eking out a 1-1 draw against Mohun Bagan in a virtual knockout clash.
Mohun Bagan, who needed to win as East Bengal were ahead on goal difference, are protesting against a controversial penalty decision handed to their rivals.