Indian Super League (ISL) 2015 champions Chennaiyin FC have now raised conflict of interest allegation against FC Goa co-owner Srinivas Dempo. Chennaiyin FC have requested All India Football Federation (AIFF) to take action against him.
According to a PTI report, the club has also sent a letter to the ISL Regulatory Commission urging them to take action against Dempo.
"Chennaiyin FC would like to raise the issue that the co-owner of FC Goa Mr Srinivas Dempo holds the position of vice-president of AIFF which clearly creates a conflict of interest situation," the club said in the letter which they have sent to the ISL Regulatory Commission.
Abhishek Bachchan, who is also co-owner of Chennaiyin FC, is very passionate about the game and travels with his boys to lend support. He has also added his part in the letter that the club has sent. Junior Bachchan has also requested the ISL Regulatory Commission to take action against Dempo.
"Office bearers of the AIFF having commercial interests in ISL teams create a situation where there could be a potential risk of professional judgment or actions regarding a primary interest (i.e. in this case, being an office bearer of the AIFF) being influenced by a secondary interest (i.e. co-owner of FC Goa)," the co-owner of Chennaiyin FC stated in the letter.
"Therefore, an appropriate action needs to be taken against FC Goa and Mr Srinivas Dempo."
When Chennaiyin FC became the champion of ISL 2015, FC Goa boycotted the presentation ceremony alleging that Elano Blumer had assaulted FC Goa co-owner Dattaraj Salgaocar near the sideline. Salgaocar himself filed an FIR at the polic station and the Brazilian footballer was detained by the police for quite some time.
AIFF Disciplinary Committee had fined FC Goa (Rs, 50 lakh) on this issue.