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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Liverpool supporters’ group Spirit of Shankly reveal positive meeting with club hierarchy

Supporters’ group Spirit of Shankly believe their first meeting with Liverpool’s hierarchy was positive after they submitted a four-point plan to improve fan engagement. Members of the group sat down with Reds chief executive Billy Hogan and other club staff to discuss how to move forward after the growing disconnect between board and fanbase peaked with the ‘big six’ plans for the now failed breakaway European Super League. They have asked for two SOS representatives to be introduced at board level in relation to issues that impact fans and the…

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Real Madrid supporters clubs back Florentino Perez & Super League plans

Perez says binding contracts mean clubs ‘cannot leave’ It seems almost an eternity now since the announcement of the Super League plans were officially born and soon after dismantled. The 6 English clubs were the first to leave followed by several others. Real Madrid president Florentino Perez was to head up the organization and has said now that despite official statements saying clubs were withdrawing it is not possible for them to do so. “I don’t need to explain what a binding contract is but effectively, the clubs cannot leave,”…

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