Robert Pires punched by Atletico de Kolkata coach Antonio Lopez Habas

Friday, October 24, 2014

Arsenal star Robert Pires was allegedly punched during an Indian Super League game on Thursday.
FC Goa are set to to file an official report with the league's governing body regarding allegations that their marquee player was attacked in the tunnel at half-time by Atletico de Kolkata coach Antonio Lopez Habas as the teams came off the pitch.
Goa coach Zico,told the Indian media at a post-match press conference: 'One of our players said that he was beaten by the coach of the other team.
'Pires said he was punched in the face by the Atletico coach and it is very shameful.
'I am telling you what my players told me and I didn't see that myself but I don't think that Pires would lie and say something that didn't happen.
'And when the team entered the field in the second half, they were very nervous and during the half-time we were only trying to control their nerves and calm them down.'
FC Goa released a statement on Friday evening confirming they had reported the various incidents from the match and called for strong action from Indian football's governing body.


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