East Bengal Assistant Coach Warren Hackett Suspended For Four Matches
East Bengal assistant coach Warren Hackett has been suspended for four matches by the All India Football Federation (AIFF) after he was found guilty of abusing match officials when East Bengal hosted Churchill Brothers in Barasat. The suspension technically means that Hackett's I-League campaign in the East Bengal dugout is over.
Hackett had allegedly abused referee Santosh Kumar after their game with Churchill Brothers. He was also seen exchanging words with the fourth official regarding a handball decision that went against East Bengal.
However, Robin Singh and Robert Lalthlamuana evaded punishment even though their names were mentioned in match commissioner's report.
East Bengal are currently training without their gaffer, Trevor Morgan, who is expected to return on Monday. Their next match in the I-League is against arch rivals Mohun Bagan on April 9th- the game that can seal the fate of Trevor Morgan and his assistant Hackett.
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