East Bengal custodian Gurpreet Singh Sandhu’s obscene gesture at the supporters resulted in a massive mayhem after East Bengal played out a 2-2 draw against Prayag United on Saturday.
The Red and Gold were cruising to a 2-0 victory but Gurpreet's horrendous mistake allowed a weak Calos Hernandez's long ranger go through his legs into the net and handed Prayag United an opportunity to come back, which they eventually did.
The goalkeeper looked nonchalant about the incident, as he walked into the bus with his headphones on, not bothering to heed to the supporters who demanded an apology from him. Gurpreet did respond to the angry fans by showing his middle finger which further infuriated those present.
The Police had to bring order by resorting to baton charge. Several fans, including a woman who was passing by, got injured.
The officials of the Kalyani Municipality also misbehaved with the media personnel, with a few photographers claiming that their cameras had been damaged.
P.K.Sur, the chairman of the municipality told The Times of India that a formal probe will be done about the incident.
Gurpreet, having realised his mistake, took to social media to apologize saying: “Sorry to all the supporters of East Bengal for what I did after the game…I hope you forgive me! Lesson learned. Sorry.”
One hopes that the former Indian Arrows custodian has indeed learnt his lesson and keeps his anger in check.
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