Goa Citizen’s Action Forum calls for a total boycott of upcoming matches, including avoiding watching matches on TV to protest assault on fan


The Goa Citizen’s Action Forum (GCAF) has urged football fans in Goa to boycott FC Goa’s next Indian Super League match in Goa, after a youth and his parents were allegedly thrashed by police and private security personnel after a match against Delhi Dynamos on November 8.

The GCAF has called for a total boycott including stopping of watching the matches on TV to ensure that the TRPs of the concerned shows or programs and channels drop.

Adv Diya Shetkar of GCAF has called for a complete boycott of FC Goa matches

Addressing a press conference in Panaji,  Goa Citizen’s Action Forum president Adv Diya Shetkar said the victim’s family, that hails from Anjuna village in North Goa, should be provided compensation by the organizers of the game for the brutal assault.

“GCAF appeals to all FC Goa fans to boycott the upcoming ISL match in Goa in view of the brutal and merciless assault on a fan by the security personnel in-charge at the match on Thursday,” Shetkar said.

FC Goa are scheduled to play Bengaluru FC at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Fatorda, South Goa, on November 22.

“The organisers should give compensation to the family as well as financial compensation for the mental and physical torture they had to undergo,” she told media persons during the interaction.

The scuffle occurred after the match with Delhi Dynamos on last Thursday, while the crowds were filtering out of the stadium venue.

A First Information Report (FIR) under sections 506 (criminal intimidation), 353 (deterring public servants from discharging duty) and 504 (breach of peace) has also been filed against Lester, his father Sebastian and mother Tina.

Police and private security agencies have alleged that Lester first started assaulting police personnel on duty, following which the action was taken.

The trio were arrested after the fracas and later released on conditional bail, claim media reports.

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