Margao: Taking strong exception to the brawl that followed the final of the Indian Super League (ISL) between FC Goa and Chennaiyin FC, the ISL management said it does not accept "such behaviour" and referred the matter to its disciplinary committee.
In a late night development on Sunday, Goa police arrested Elano Blumer, captain of ISL-winning team Chennaiyin FC, for allegedly assaulting co-owner of FC Goa Dattaraj Salgaoncar during post-match celebrations here.
"It has been brought to the notice of ISL and concerns expressed by our partner Star India that FC Goa management have made adverse comments in media disputing the result of ISL 2015 finals played here in Goa on Sunday night. The league has also taken serious view of the unsporting behaviour by the Goa franchise and alleged unsporting behaviour of certain players of the teams on and off the field," the ISL said in a statement.
The incident occurred during celebrations on the ground after Chennaiyin defeated FC Goa. 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) ISL does not accepted such behaviour from any member of the club management, support staff or players. The matter has now been referred to the ISL Disciplinary Committee. (The) ISL has strict code of conduct with an established integrity unit and an ACSU division. "The league has not received any complain from the Goa management."
In a close match, FC Goa lost to Chennaiyin much to the dismay of thousands of supporters who had gathered at the stadium to support the home team.
(With inputs from Agencies)