East Bengal: Police lathi-charge supporters after fiery protests erupt in Maidan

The Leslie Claudis street in Kolkata witnessed a rare sight on Wednesday when two factions of East Bengal supporters clashed with each other leading to a scuffle and subsequent lathi-charge by the Kolkata Police. One set of supporters raised slogans against the club officials specifically demanding Debabrata Sarkar, aka Nitu Da, to offer his resignation. The other group lent their voice in support of the authorities. Fans had started to gather in front of the club tent from 1 PM in the afternoon after a clarion call on social media…

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Bottas: Fiery radio message not a sign of breakdown with Mercedes

Valtteri Bottas says it would be “completely false” for anyone to interpret his very direct and fiery radio message in last weekend’s French Grand Prix as a breakdown of his relationship with Mercedes. Bottas vented his anger at his team in the closing stages of last Sunday’s race for not opting for a two-stop strategy that could have allowed him, in his view, to fight for a race win or at least a top-three finish. The untypical heated reaction from the mild-mannered Finn was unleashed against a backdrop of speculation…

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Romain Grosjean Out Of Next F1 Grand Prix After Escaping Fiery Crash

French driver Romain Grosjean will sit out next weekend’s Formula One race after escaping a fiery high-speed crash in the Bahrain Grand Prix with just burns to his hands, his team Haas said on Monday. Grosjean walked away from the wreckage after he collided with Daniil Kyvat’s Alpha Tauri on the first lap of Sunday’s race, causing the Haas car to split in half and burst into flames as it smashed through the safety barriers at 225kph. Haas said treatment for the burns that 34-year-old Grosjean suffered was…

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Romain Grosjean Leaves Hospital A Changed Man After Fiery Crash

Romain Grosjean told AFP he ‘saw death’ after he left hospital on Wednesday following his dramatic escape from a fiery high-speed crash in last weekend’s Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix. Haas driver Grosjean somehow wrenched himself free from his blazing car with just burns to his hands and a broken left foot after a collision with Daniil Kvyat on the first lap of Sunday’s race, and was treated in a military hospital in Bahrain. “I saw death too closely. You can’t live that and be the same man,”…

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