Tuesday night's 1-1 draw against Bangladesh at the Salt Lake Stadium left a sour taste in the mouth of Indian football fans across the country. However, what made things worse was the incident that occurred outside the stadium before the IND vs BAN 2022 FIFA World qualifier match could begin. A certain group of Indian football fans were banned from carrying their banners into the stadium by Kolkata police officials.
FULL TIME!— Indian Football Team (@IndianFootball) October 15, 2019
A tightly fought encounter comes to an end as both sides head back into the tunnel on level terms.
🇮🇳 1-1 🇧🇩#INDBAN ⚔ #WCQ 🏆 #BackTheBlue 💙 #BlueTigers 🐯 #IndianFootball ⚽ pic.twitter.com/SqmlQEIqTJ
India v Bangladesh, Kolkata— Sounak Datta (@burning_dutt) October 16, 2019
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Even @BluePilgrims banners which are taken to every city of India were stopped.
Almost half of tifos and banners which all fan groups carried were confiscated or thrown out yesterday.#IndianFootball pic.twitter.com/ARkFrc6qP7
India had to come from behind to rescue a point and keep their World Cup dream alive as they played out a 1-1 draw at the Salt Lake Stadium on Tuesday. To add to that, the Indian football fan group - Blue Pilgrims - were also subjected to unfair treatment outside the venue. They were not allowed to carry certain banners that were specially made for the IND vs BAN game. However, they still did enough to ensure the men in blue received enough backing throughout the 90 minutes.
And we too shall keep backing you and the boys Cap. We are proud of the fact that you lead our boys @chetrisunil11.— Blue Pilgrims (@BluePilgrims) October 16, 2019
It was a forgetful day for various reasons off the field and on the field for us fans but there were reasons to remember too : pic.twitter.com/1yGGAd9poz