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Iconic fomer Indian footballer and manager slams AIFF

Subhash Bhowmick

Kolkata, December 1: Iconic East Bengal manager, Subhash Bhowmick slammed the All India Football Federation (AIFF) for the imbroglio between I-League and the Indian Super League (ISL).

Bhowmick accused the AIFF of selling themselves to IMG-Reliance and the ISL and in the process overlooking the passion attached to the game.

Bhowmick has had many outbursts during press conferences over the years but no one saw it coming this time.

Recently, during a condolence meeting for former AIFF chief Priya Ranjan Das Munshi, the former East Bengal manager criticised the state of affairs of the AIFF and labelled the federation and certain officials as "pimps".

He said, “I think for the past 9 years had Priya da been okay, Bengal football wouldn’t have met such low standards and both Indian and Bengal football wouldn’t have been insulted by some pimps. The Federation officials have sold themselves to IMG-R and the ISL."

Bhowmick has been vocal in his opinions against the AIFF in recent times due to the exclusion of Kolkata giants Mohun Bagan and East Bengal from the ISL.

The veteran coach and former India international was last seen managing Calcutta Football League side Tollygunge Agragami and is now contemplating his retirement from football.

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    Story first published: Friday, December 1, 2017, 9:47 [IST]
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