​I-League giants Mohun Bagan have filed a complaint against East Bengal head coach Khalid Jamil after claiming that Jamil allegedly spit on an official of Mohun Bagan.


Bagan won the highly anticipated derby 1-0 but the game was marred by the unsavory incidents involving Jamil who has been alleged to have abused and spit on their media manager Imran Khan. 


According to Imran, Jamil arrived at the stadium five hours prior to kickoff and demanded access to the dressing rooms. That was deemed not possible due to the I-League rules, leading to Jamil abusing the media manager. Jamil also allegedly spit on Imran after the game when Imran went to ask him to attend the post-match press conference.



As reported by Goal, Imran Khan said, "(Khalid) Jamil wanted to gain access at 8:15 in the morning. When I denied entry, he abused me after which I contacted the match commissioner. Then when the commissioner arrived later in the day, he was allowed entry to dressing room."


"Things stopped there. Again, after match I went to Jamil and requested him to attend press conference. But he started to abuse using offensive words. He even went on to spit at me."


However, East Bengal gave a different account of the incident, claiming that Mohun Bagan were the ones at fault. Debabrata Sarkar, an East Bengal official, said, "But what about Khalid's bag being thrown away?"



I-League CEO Sunandho Dhar also clarified on the entry timings for the visiting sides but did not shed light on any other incident. He said, "The time of entering stadium premises varies (according to a game)."


With Mohun Bagan making an official complaint, it remains to be seen what action and investigation will be taken up against Jamil by the league. A huge ban could follow if he is found guilty of the accusations.