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Mohun Bagan again cry foul over 'sub-standard refereeing'

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

Out of title race, former champions have complained about "sub-standard refereeing" in the for the second successive day.

The 2015 champions suffered the most shocking defeat of the season, going down to Gokulam 1-2 yesterday, a win that lifted the debutants from the bottom place.

The loss meant Mohun Bagan's title hopes were all but over with an eight-point gap to bridge against leaders Minerva and four matches to go.

That their arch-rivals East Bengal won at Minerva today, has further compounded Mohun Bagan's misery.

Levelling charges against referee in their match against Gokulam, said that he made "horrendous mistakes", including denying them a penalty in the 35th minute.

"Mr Palmson struggled to keep up with tempo of the game and was often ahead of the play in order to keep up, resulting in wrong decisions and missed fouls," he wrote to Football Federation

"He made another horrendous mistake in the second half when he showed a yellow card to our Dipanda Dicka, holding him culpable for hand ball. If you look at the TV recording Dicka had clearly chested the ball down," he stated in the mail.

Dutta had earlier complained about "refereeing gaffe" in a mail sent at 6.48pm yesterday for their away match against bottom-placed where they dropped points after a goalless draw.

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First Published: Tue, February 13 2018. 21:25 IST