FC Goa’s staff hit by stone in Kochi, complaint lodged

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Kochi, Nov 16 : The Indian Super League (ISL) franchise FC Goa has requested the management of Kerala Blasters and ISL authorities to conduct an inquiry into a member of their technical team being hit by a stone while helping the substitute players warm up.

In a statement posted on their official social media platform, FC Goa stated, “We would like to communicate that the Club has written to the Kerala Blasters management expressing concerns in regard to security that was provided to the Club and our travelling supporters during our latest game in Kochi on Sunday.”

The franchise further highlighted, particularly issues faced in the ‘Away Stand’ which had a large presence of home fans, which led to unsavory incidents which the club believes could have been easily avoided.

“The safety of our supporters remains one of our paramount concerns,” FC Goa said.

“Furthermore, the Club has reported an incident to the League and the Home Team regarding the safety of the club staff where a member of the technical team was hit by a stone while helping the substitute players warm up,” the club added.

In their last match, FC Goa were thrashed by Kerala Blasters 3-1.

Adrian Luna, Dimitrios Diamantakos and Ivan Kalyuzhnyi scored goals for Kerala, while Noah Sadaoui scored the only goal for Goa in the 67th minute.

Kerala are placed 5th in the ISL 2022-23 points table with nine points and Goa are at fourth place with as many points.

FC Hyderabad top the table with five wins and a draw in six games, with a tally of 16 points.


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