EAST BENGAL FANS who travelled to their team's away match against Jamshedpur FC allegedly faced mistreatment from the police in the stadium.
The Red and Golds played Jamshedpur at the JRD Tata Sports Complex and several fans had made the 300 kilometer trip to support their team. At the stadium they stayed in a section of their own, and as the team put on one of the best performances of the season to clinch a 1-3 victory, they cheered and chanted, as is the norm with the fanbase.
But the security personnel in the stadium, who do not have much experience dealing with away fans, allegedly reacted negatively. According to fans who were present at the arena, the police asked them not to cheer and watch the match quietly. And afterwards, they were physically beaten up.
Disgusted by JFC management,JFC police. 5 of our boys have been captured for stupid reason. They seems to have never seen an away gallery in their life. Asking away fans to sit quietly and watch a game, is a mockery of football. You can never keep Ultras quiet.
Several posts on social media from several East Bengal fans and fan clubs have reported on what transpired. They have demanded appropriate action to be taken by club and the league against those who are responsible for this incident.
Hearing about a very disturbing news that our travelling fans were being manhandled by the police authorities on duty at the JRD TATA Stadium.
We strongly condemn such atrocities against away fans.