East Bengal’s first year in the Indian Super League has not be anything special for the fans. The Kolkata side have won two out of the first fifteen games and are currently second last in the league table. Shree Cements East Bengal have lost six games and drew seven and have a disappointing goal difference of minus 8. The troubles for the club grew after the recent racism charges against their head coach Robbie Fowler. However, Goal has reported that the club has defended their coach and dismissed all the charges against the Liverpool legend.
Fowler played for Premier League giants Liverpool and Manchester City and was charged with passing racist comments against the referees during the games. The All India Football Federation’s disciplinary committee has charged the Premier League champion of misconduct and racism.
East Bengal fans and the officials have questioned the refereeing in the Indian Super League after their captain Danny Fox was sent off but the club’s appeal was successful and AIFF dismissed the suspension.
East Bengal have been unlucky on the pitch this season. The side could not leave the field with all three points on many occasions after being the better side. The fans and the club should quickly forget this season’s misery and disappointments and quickly get on building the side for next season to challenge city rivals ATK Mohun Bagan.
Fowler still has a disciplinary hearing pending despite charges being dismissed
Head coach Fowler will be summoned by the AIFF disciplinary head Usha Nath Banerjee on Wednesday regarding the racism charges. The club has condemned all the reports and shown their utmost support for their coach but a decision will be made on Wednesday.
Fowler and East Bengal have been unlucky this season after not getting much time to prepare for the tournament. The side’s lack of match sharpness was due to no pre-season. The Red and Gold brigade will surely look for a comeback next season.
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