Referee in spotlight in Kings’ labouring victory

25 Oct, 2019

Sri Lankan referee Lakmal Weerakkody became the centre of talk following an ill-tempered affair which saw Bashundhara Kings struggle past nine-man Chennai City FC in their second Group B fixture of the Sheikh Kamal International Club Cup at the MA Aziz Stadium in Chattogram yesterday.

The 3-2 victory kept the Bangladesh Premier League champions in race for the last four, but the victory became a secondary issue after Chennai City’s assistant coach Satyasagara alleged the referee of biased officiating as well as racism.

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