Frenchman and FC Goa central midfielder Robert Pirès claims to have been hit across the face by Atletico Kolkata manager Antonio Lopez Habas in the tunnel, according to FC Goa manager Zico.
Zico had the following to say:
“The other thing that happened which is more serious is that 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 will lie and say something that didn’t happen.”
The Indian Super League have confirmed that they’re investigating the incident. Pirès’ Goa outfit have yet to win a game thus far.