Maldives is in a state of emergency and the Foreign Affairs Ministry advised BFC against travelling to the island.
TC Sports Club would have claimed compensation had Bengaluru FC failed to show up
Trouble in paradise
Some praised the courage of Bengaluru FC as they travelled to Maldives at the height of its political turmoil.
The MEA directed Bengaluru FC to defer its travel.
Ahmed Mahloof, Maldives MP
Some use the game as a political tool as well
The AFC did not respond to a query from mediapersons on whether it considered postponing the AFC Cup match.