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Bizarre ways of Mohun Bagan

Calcutta: Mohun Bagan’s decision to withdraw the team half-way into the I-League derby versus East Bengal has triggered a national debate, with many saying that it lacked rhyme or reason.

But what the club said on Tuesday will beat their Sunday act hands down in terms of weirdness.

Bagan’s latest accusation is against East Bengal. According to the club, the East Bengal footballers who carried injured Syed Rahim Nabi off the ground after he was hit by a ‘missile’ pelted from one of the stands, were not right in doing so.

“Why did the East Bengal players touch Nabi when a stretcher, a doctor and an ambulance were present at the ground? Who gave them the right? The whole intention was to somehow resume game. Nabi was carried out in a most unscientific manner, which could well have worsened his condition,” club general secretary Anjan Mitra fumed on Tuesday.

Mitra reiterated that Bagan’s decision of not taking the field was the correct stance, and hoped the AIFF, too, would consider the aspect of Force Majeure detail before announcing its verdict .