It was perhaps the most unfortunate moment for the FC Goa for two reasons, first they lost due to the last minute mistakes and second, the captain of Chennai team entered into the quarrel with owner of FC Goa team Dattaraj Salgaonkar who is also supposed to be the brother in Law of Mukesh Ambani, the owner of Chennayin team. With this one small incident, the entire spirit of the game was lost along with the Goan team.
The minor fights do takes place amongst the players while playing any sort of game, but the status is always maintained by the adjudicators of concerned games. But the incident of entering into fights with the owners of the teams is very rare and one such sad incident took place in Goa on the finals of ISL between FC-Goa and Chennayin FC on the last Saturday night at Fatorda stadium in Margao.
The game was almost going in the favor of FC-Goa and perhaps this made them feel over confident in last few minutes and that gave enough opportunity to the Chennayin team to score 3 over 2. This everything happened very swift and in last 5 minutes and shocked the entire FC Goa supporters. It was something nobody expected. But then the Chennayin came out as the winners at the end and here all the new game started.
According to the news published by most of the newspapers in the National as well International press, it has been alleged that the superstar player (Ex-Manchester) Elano had abused and assaulted the owner of FC Goa Dattaraj Salgaonkar, although said allegations had been rebutted by the lawyer of Elano, Rajiv Gomes saying that it is completely false allegations. In his Facebook post, Adv. Rajeev Gomes had claimed that the allegations leveled by the FC Goa owner Dattaraj Salgaonkar are false and baseless.
Meanwhile, this news is gone viral and reached in the National and international press.
According to the news published by the Dailymail UK “Former Manchester City midfielder, Elano was arrested on Sunday night for allegedly assaulting the co-owner of rival team FC Goa after Chennaiyin’s dramatic win in the Indian Super League final.”
The national daily Indian Express says, “After ISL title win, Chennai captain Elano Blummer arrested for allegedly assaulting Goa co-owner. The trouble broke during the post-match celebrations when Elano allegedly assaulted Salgaoncar in the presence of FC Goa team members.”
The Hindustan Times claims that “Chennaiyin FC’s marquee footballer Elano Blumer was arrested on charges of assaulting an FC Goa owner but granted bail on Monday, hours after winning the second edition of the Indian Super League (ISL) title. He left the Margao Police Station only around 2:35 am for the team hotel in Cavelossim some 21km from there.”
The GOAL.COM wrote, “The midfielder was escorted to the Margao Police Station after his side’s Indian Super League (ISL) final triumph. In the aftermath of Chennaiyin FC’s 3-2 win over FC Goa in the Indian Super League (ISL) final, Elano Blumer was arrested when Dattaraj Salgoankar filed an FIR against the Brazilian. The FC Goa co-owner claimed that the Chennaiyin FC captain physically assaulted him in an altercation that occurred at the home team’s dugout after the final whistle. Elano was slapped with charges under Indian Penal Code (IPC) 323, 341 and 504.
According to the Deccan Chronicles, “Chennaiyin FC captain Elano arrested for allegedly assaulting FC Goa co-owner, released on bail. The victory celebrations for Indian Super League (ISL) champions Chennaiyin FC turned sour as their marquee Brazilian Elano Blumer was arrested by the local police for allegedly assaulting FC Goa co-owner Dattaraj Salgaocar. However the Brazilian was later released on bail and flew out of the country on Monday, early in the morning.”
According to Indiatoday.com Chennaiyin captain, Elano Blumer arrested for assaulting Goa co-owner. The incident occurred during celebrations on the ground after Chennaiyin defeated FC Goa in the final of the Indian Super League. Goa police arrested Elano Blumer, captain of ISL winning team Chennaiyin FC, for allegedly assaulting co-owner of FC Goa team Dattaraj Salgaoncar during post-match celebrations. Srinivas Dempo, the second co-owner of Goa, who was present during the incident, said Elano came out of the team dugout and started making fun of FC Goa players. When Salgaocar questioned him about this, Elano assaulted him.
The Week claims that “ennaiyin FC captain Elano Blumer was arrested for allegedly assaulting FC Goa co-owner Dattaraj Salgaonkar in Goa on Sunday, a little after Chennai beat Pune 3-2 and won the second edition of the Indian Super League (ISL) title, reports said. The arrest happened after Salgaonkar filed a formal complaint with the police against the former Brazil striker, accusing him of insulting, abusing and assaulting Salgaonkar at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium during the post-match celebration.
Source: Various Sources