Unhappy with the actions if the referee during its ill-tempered match of I-League against Kolkatta giants East Bengal FC, Real Kashmir Football Club has filed a complaint with the All India Football Federation (AIFF) against the referee who officiated their match.
The ill-tempered duel, played at the TRC ground, saw three red cards and several yellow cards being shown by the referee.
The club, has raised several queries regarding conduct of referee along with video clips to the AIFF to corroborate their claims.
Real Kashmir FC’s Danish Farooq, and Kallum Higginbotham were sent off while Edmund Lalrindika was given the marching orders from the East Bengal team.
The home team, which lost by a solitary goal, alleged that the referee had been biased.
“A red is given inside the penalty box at the 37th minute, instead of a penalty wherein the video evidence conclusively proves that a foul was committed against Danish Farooq by East Bengal’s Johnny Acosta,” Real Kashmir FC said in the complaint.
Citing another instance, the club said in the complaint, a copy each of which is marked to I-League CEO Sunando Dhar and AIFF general secretary Kushal Das, “was awarded a yellow card at the 25th minute of the game, wherein the video evidence conclusively proves that no contact was made between RKFC’s Mason Robertson and East Bengal player Abhash Thapa.”
Mohun Bagan have already clinched the league on Tuesday following their 1-0 win over Aizawl FC with four rounds still left.
The complaint further stated, “Armand Bazie was punished with a yellow card for high boots at the 54th Minute, whereas in the video evidence attached, it can clearly and conclusively be seen that both RKFC’s Armand Bazie and EB’s Victor Perez Alonzo had high boots at the same time.
“Chestorpoul Lyngdoh was kicked by East Bengal’s Jamie Santos and no action was taken against the same. The video attached can conclusively show the same.”