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Fracas in dressing room after EB loss

sports Updated: Dec 29, 2011 23:41 IST

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A fracas broke out today in the East Bengal dressing room with the players on the verge of coming to blows after they lost to Salgaocar 0-4 in a 12th round football fixture of the I-League here on Thursday.

East Bengal were reduced to 10 men for most part of the match after captain Mehtab Hussain was red carded in the 16th minute at the Nehru Stadium at Fatorda here.

The two players in the centre of the fracas were Australian striker Tolgay Ozbay and midfielder Hussain with the former apparently blaming the latter for his side being reduced to 10 men and losing the match heavily.

"I can't confirm whether there was an actual fight among East Bengal players. But there was certainly commotion inside their dressing room. We heard shoutings inside," a Salgaocar official said, adding, "Two chairs were badly broken. We look after the dressing room and other things as we are the host team."