The Bhubaneswar-based club has apologised for their coach’s unfortunate comments…
Odisha FC have parted ways with head coach Stuart Baxter after the British coach used an offensive analogy of rape to show his frustration over poor referring decision during their Indian Super League (ISL) tie against Jamshedpur on Monday.
After a frustrating 1-0 loss, Baxter was asked on LIVE television about his views on the game. The former South Africa head coach went on to remark that his players needed ‘to rape someone’ or ‘get raped themselves’ to win a penalty.
The club was quick to release an official apology statement where they stated, “The club is appalled at the comments made by Head Coach, Stuart Baxter during the post-match interview today. It is completely unacceptable whatever the context and does not reflect the values of the club. We, at Odisha FC, unreservedly apologize and the club management will handle this matter internally.’