The incident led Mohun Bagan marching off the field and they did not come back to the pitch even after East Bengal players were waiting for them. However, this stance taken by Mohun Bagan could cost them dearly, as it could lead to their suspension from the tournament for another two years, which could be catastrophic for one of the most well known clubs in Indian football. The bosses at the AIFF are expected to take the final call about the matter pretty soon.
After clashing and hurling stones at one another, the violence between the fans even spread to the streets in which 12 policemen and 20 football fans got injured. The situation went out of control and the police had to resort to lathicharge.
Such kind of episodes remind one of the passionate football fans in the country. But being passionate is different and being violent is different. Yesterday's match was testimonial to the latter with both sides' supporters showing their ruthless side. One may put the blame on Mohun Bagan as well, who did not come back to the field. Some claim they did not come out due to security reasons. Had they come back, matters might have been different and such an embarrassing episode in Indian football history could have been avoided.
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