28 September, 2020

Self-Goal Club

Mohun Bagan members getting into a bloody brawl is another pointer to the rot in India's premier club

Swapan Nayak
Self-Goal Club
"Footballers are wary. We’ve had no top players for 2-3 years."
Subrata Bhattacharya, Coach, Mohun Bagan

"Out of 500 days, the three members have visited the club thrice each."
Anjan Mitra, General Secretary

"Not surprising; the club is now being run by the Taliban."
Amal Sen, Club Trustee

"Earlier, there were strict rules for entry into this institution."
Balaram Chowdhury, Asst. General Secretary

It’s hard to reconcile the two events. In early September, fans of Mohun Bagan, Calcutta’s famous football club, celebrated the 115-year-old institution’s golden moment: When 11 barefoot boys in green and maroon became the first Asian team to defeat a foreign side, East...



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