East Bengal to file arbitration claim after Goa draw

The management of the Red and Golds team will officially file a complaint with the AIFF and the FSDL against referee Rowan …

East Bengal is expected to file a complaint with the Indian Football Federation (AIFF) and Football Sports Development Limited (FSDL) against referee Arumughan Rowan, Goal can confirm.

Rowan, who officiated the game between East Bengal and FC Goa on Wednesday night, made some bad decisions in the game that changed the fate of the game, according to club management.

Skipper Daniel Fox was sent off in the 56th minute of the match after his challenge over Alexander Romario. The England defender was immediately given a red card and East Bengal believe the decision was harsh for Fox as the red card could have been avoided.

The second decision the club are questioning is Bright Enobakhare’s canceled goal. Surchandra Singh had run into the box to score in front of Mohammed Nawaz but the Gaurs goalkeeper stopped the effort. The ball ricocheted off the path of Enobakhare who found the back of the net but was refused as Surchandra was penalized for a foul on the goalkeeper.

The Rouge et Or claim that Nawaz collided with his teammate instead of Surchandra and therefore the question of a foul does not arise.

“After each match, the club can give an official feedback on the referee. Along with this return, we are also filing a complaint with the AIFF and the FSDL about two major decisions that were questionable. These things need to be corrected as the team is getting hit a lot, ”an East Bengal official said. Goal.

“The first is Bright’s second goal that was disallowed. The replays clearly suggest that Surchandra Singh did not touch Mohammed Nawaz and that it was a FC Goa player that the goalkeeper collided with. The second is Danny Fox’s red card because when the challenge arrived the referee first removed the yellow card, but it was the assistant referee who suggested it was a straight red. We think it was tough, it was a 50-50 challenge and he got the ball. If East Bengal had 11 players it would have been a different score. “

This is the second time the Kolkata giants have filed a complaint against a match official. In December, they complained about the level of refereeing after the game against Jamshedpur where Eugeneson Lyngdoh was sent off.