NEUFC fans face racism | John Abraham comes out in support

Guwahati, November 24: In the last face off between Chennaiyin FC and NorthEast United FC at Marina Arena yesterday, few Chennaiyin supporters started trolling some NEUFC fans and allegedly abusing girls.

A post on Facebook, by a fan who had gone to watch the match, read:

“We had gone to support our North East United FC play against Chennaiyin FC in the ongoing ISL 2017-18 season. I agree that there is nothing wrong in trolling and making fun of supporters of opposition team. But abusing girls is something which is beyond that limit.

Last year also two of my friends were beaten up at the same venue. We didn’t publicise it thinking that it might be a one off incident. But this time they intentionally came to a stand where a sizeable number of NEUFC fans were watching the game and they blocked us by standing in front of our seats. They just wanted us to react so that they can beat us.”

A video was attached with the post.

Talking to another fan from Assam, who had gone to enjoy the match, we came to know that some people misbehaved with them outside the stadium too. “They were forcefully clicking our pictures and trying to touch us indecently” she says.

After the incident came to light, NEUFC owner John Abraham has come out in support of the NEUFC fans and has condemned the incident.



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