ISL: Kerela Blasters gamers stroll off after Bengaluru FC’s Sunil Chhetri takes early freekick in playoff match2 min read
Indian Super League: Bengaluru FC moved into the semi-finals of the event with a 1-0 win over Kerala Blasters on Friday night. The match descended into chaos as Kerala walked off the pitch to protest the referee.
Bengaluru,UPDATED: Mar 3, 2023 23:30 IST
Bengaluru FC captain Sunil Chhetri celebrates a aim in ISL. (PTI Photo)
By India Today Sports Desk: An Indian Super League playoff descended into chaos when the Kerala Blasters walked off the pitch in protest after Bengaluru FC’s Sunil Chhetri scored from a quickly-taken free kick on Friday.
With the rating tied at 0-0 within the first half of additional time, Indian skipper Chhetri stood over a free kick and because the Kerala goalkeeper was establishing the wall, the Bengaluru ahead shortly scooped the ball over the defence and into the web.
The referee awarded the aim and as Bengaluru’s gamers celebrated in entrance of their house followers, Kerala’s Serbian coach Ivan Vukomanovic stood along with his arms raised earlier than calling his crew to the touchline.
Vukomanovic and his gamers argued with the match officers earlier than strolling off the pitch in protest and headed straight down the tunnel.
The Bengaluru crew remained on the pitch and waited 20 minutes earlier than league officers awarded the win to the house crew. Simon Grayson’s aspect will now play desk toppers Mumbai City within the semi-finals.
“Are you serious @KeralaBlasters – is this how you want this game and our league and Indian football to be depicted globally?” Bengaluru proprietor Parth Jindal stated on Twitter.
Are you severe @KeralaBlasters – is that this the way you need this sport and our league and Indian soccer to be depicted globally? Is this the way you need all of your hundreds of followers to recollect this crew and this supervisor? This is a shame – congratulations to @bengalurufc – semis!
— Parth Jindal (@ParthJindal11) March 3, 2023
Kerala Blasters didn’t depart issues alone and tweeted out from their official deal with mocking the referee of the sport.
“Still trying to figure out when the referee whistled or marked the distance of the wall,” Kerala wrote through their account.
In the reside commentary the skilled panel sided with Chhetri and stated that the referee may need requested him if he wanted a whistle to play the ball or not. However, followers on social media have been much less satisfied and referred to as Chhetri out for his cheeky act.
The match was deemed 1-0 in Bengaluru’s favour and the crew will probably be going into the semi-finals of the ISL 2022/23.
Mar 3, 2023