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That’s what robbed the Blasters of victory; IM Vijayan slammed


  • IM Vijayan lashes out at refereeing
  • Referees should undergo eye test
  • Poor refereeing robbed the Blasters of victory

The Kerala Blasters are playing in good form in the Indian Super League for the 2021-22 season. They are third in the points table with 13 points, including 3 wins and 4 draws, after playing 8 games so far this season. The team could have finished second in the points table if they had won the match against Jamshedpur last day but could only manage a draw.

The Blasters then drew level with a goal from Malayalee superstar Sahal Abdul Samad. In fact, Kerala’s chances of victory were snatched away by the poor decision of the penalty referee who deserved the match. Despite the clear handball inside the penalty box, the referee’s disappearance angered football fans.

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In a post-match column in Manorama, legendary Indian footballer IM Vijayan also criticized the refereeing of the match. IM Vijayan pointed out that there is no need for war in the ISL to avoid the referees’ downfall, but to have a good eye, adding that an eye check in the Indian Super League (for refereeing errors) could be the solution.

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At the same time, the refereeing Blasters have suffered setbacks in several games this season. The club had also lodged a complaint with the All India Football Federation (AIFF) against R Venkatesh, who had ruled the matches against Odisha FC and East Bengal, citing poor refereeing. Despite the refereeing setback, the Blasters’ 2-1 win over Odisha ended in a 1-1 draw against East Bengal. It was a big controversy that day the team did not allow a goal referee.

At the same time, the Kerala Blasters, who have been performing well despite adverse refereeing, are currently looking at their best performance of recent years. The team, currently third in the points table, will face FC Goa in their next match. The match will be played on January 2 at 7.30 pm.