I-League 2017-18: Mohun Bagan cry foul over 'sub-standard refereeing' in match against Gokulam Kerala FC

The 2015 champions Mohun Bagan suffered the most shocking defeat of the season, going down to Gokulam Kerala FC 1-2 on Monday, a win that lifted the debutants from the bottom place.

PTI February 13, 2018 21:50:23 IST
I-League 2017-18: Mohun Bagan cry foul over 'sub-standard refereeing' in match against Gokulam Kerala FC

Kolkata: Out of title race, former champions Mohun Bagan have complained about "sub-standard refereeing" in the I-League for the second successive day.

ILeague 201718 Mohun Bagan cry foul over substandard refereeing in match against Gokulam Kerala FC

Dipanda Dicka in action against Gokulam Kerala. I-League

The 2015 champions suffered the most shocking defeat of the season, going down to Gokulam Kerala FC 1-2 on Monday, a win that lifted the debutants from the bottom place.

The loss meant Mohun Bagan's title hopes were all but over with an eight-point gap to bridge against leaders Minerva and four matches to go.

That their arch-rivals East Bengal won at Minerva Punjab FC today, has further compounded Mohun Bagan's misery.

Levelling charges against referee Palmson Raj in their match against Gokulam, Mohun Bagan director Debashis Dutta said that he made "horrendous mistakes", including denying them a penalty in the 35th minute.

"Mr Palmson struggled to keep up with tempo of the game and was often ahead of the play in order to keep up, resulting in wrong decisions and missed fouls," he wrote to All India Football Federation secretary Kushal Das.

"He made another horrendous mistake in the second half when he showed a yellow card to our player Dipanda Dicka, holding him culpable for hand ball.

If you look at the TV recording Dicka had clearly chested the ball down," he stated in the mail.

Dutta had earlier complained about "refereeing gaffe" in a mail sent at 6.48 pm on Monday for their away match against bottom-placed Chennai City where they dropped points after a goalless draw.

Updated Date:

also read

Pele leaves ICU after suspected colon tumor removed
Sports

Pele leaves ICU after suspected colon tumor removed

The suspected tumor was detected during routine tests, according to the hospital, where Pele has been undergoing treatment since 31 August.

Champions League: Unpopular Leipzig still no match for Man City, PSG's petrodollars
Sports

Champions League: Unpopular Leipzig still no match for Man City, PSG's petrodollars

Derided by opposition fans for trampling over German football traditions, RB Leipzig find themselves in the unusual position of not being cast as the bad guys as the Champions League's group of death kicks off on Wednesday.

Premier League: Injured Liverpool midfielder Harvey Elliott calls Leeds defender Pascal Struijk's ban 'wrong'
Sports

Premier League: Injured Liverpool midfielder Harvey Elliott calls Leeds defender Pascal Struijk's ban 'wrong'

Leeds said Wednesday the club have failed with their appeal against Struijk’s sending-off, which happened in the second half of Liverpool’s 3-0 win in the Premier League at Elland Road. Elliott required a lengthy period of treatment before being carried off on a stretcher, and underwent surgery on Tuesday.