ATK Mohun Bagan win Kolkata Derby as #RemoveATK features on ISL fan wall

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Roy Krishna’s superlative efficiency in ATK Mohun Bagan’s 3-1 win over rivals SC East Bengal stood out as the distinction on the finish of the feisty Kolkata Derby on Friday. After bagging yet one more three necessary factors, ATKMB registered their fifth straight win which now retains them 5 factors away from the pack.

ATK Mohun Bagan opened the scoring within the fifteenth minute of the primary half when East Bengal’s excessive defensive position was punished by the Fijian. However, when the digicam panned in the direction of the participant’s celebration, one of many followers held up a poster on the ISL fan wall, having the #RemoveATK banner.

The ‘Fan Wall’ is a method via which ISL broadcasters are aiming to attach followers by way of two LED screens arrange within the stadiums to be part of the group’s largest fixtures. However, one of many Mariners current on it held up the banner in a bid to ship a powerful message to the administration.

This isn’t the primary occasion the place followers have voiced their anger with the membership administration. Almost all of ATKMB’s ISL matches, witnessed ‘fan wall’ contributors holding up ‘Remove ATK’ indicators.

One of the Mohun Bagan fan pages on social media, Mariners de Extreme, which has been part of a number of #RemoveATK protests, gave a press release on Twitter the place they wrote, “Understand and respect our need @IndSuperLeague we are not against our team, players- our heart always says to support our @Mohun_Bagan under any circumstances, but understand our pain @atkmohunbaganfc, #RemoveATK otherwise, we can’t relate our passion.”

The fan group has through the years organised a number of screenings throughout a Kolkata Derby. However, on this event, they avoided doing so. “Last time Mb fan groups arranged more than 60 screenings and from your MDX fan base, we arranged almost 15 Derby screenings all over West Bengal with our associated mates. But this time no screening,” they wrote.

Ever since ATK Mohun Bagan FC sported their third equipment in black, similarities between their jersey and erstwhile ATK’s away equipment in 2019 has been rife. Fans have alleged that resorting again to ‘a defunct club jersey’ is one other signal of disrespect in the direction of the 130-year-old Mohun Bagan whose major colors are inexperienced and maroon. ATKMB’s present away is a mix of white and maroon, one thing plenty of supporters love.

Last week, slogans of “Remove ATK” reached the Mohun Bagan Athletic Club tent as loyal supporters as soon as once more vented their anger throughout the membership’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Saturday.

On the pitch, after Krishna drew first blood, Tiri unintentionally headed into his personal web within the forty first minute from a Raju Gaikwad throw-in. Despite being on degree phrases, it was all Mohun Bagan within the second half as David Williams and Javi Hernandez scored within the 72nd and 89th minute respectively.

Antonio Lopez Habas’ males are actually on the prime of the desk with 39 factors from 18 matches. Sergio Lobera’s Mumbai City, who will face ATKMB on February 28, are a detailed second with 34 factors from 17 matches.

ATK Mohun Bagan subsequent face Hyderabad FC on February 22.

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