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Indian organiser threatened us, referee abused me during match: Bangladesh football official

795   //    10 Feb 2016, 16:12 IST
South Asian Games has already completed five days of action

 A senior Bangladesh football and Asian Football Confederation (AFC) match commissioner has lodged an priority one complaint against a South Asian Games (SAG) official, stating that he was threatened by him, during a match against Maldives.

Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) Media Affairs Head Ahsan Ahmed was allegedly verbally abused by the referee, and asked to leave the stadium. Ahsan has reported the matter to Bangladesh Chef de Mission, Ashikur Mikuy.

He said, “I was walking towards the end of the Bangladesh goal post area, where the referee stopped me. He started using slangs and told me that he would throw me out of the stadium. Nowhere in the rule book is it written that I cannot do that, during the warm up. I am an Asian Football (AFC) Match commissioner and this is not the way to treat someone.”

He added, “A certain level of professional conduct is needed when you’re hosting an event of this stature. Sadly the referee did not exhibit that and nor did some of the officials/volunteers.”

According to the AFC rules, one official from the team can be present in the area, during warm-up. He also added that a SAG official with the name tag Nicholas also verbally abused a female colleague of us, threatening her of dire consequences.

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