Indian Super League (ISL) club Odisha FC has issued an apology after their head coach Stuart Baxter made appalling comments in a post-match interview on Monday night.
Odisha FC took on Jamshedpur FC and lost the game 1-0 at the GMC Stadium in Bambolim (Goa).
During the match, Odisha FC had a penalty decision go against them when one of their players was brought down in the penalty box. However, the referee pointed towards the corner instead of a penalty.
After the game, while speaking to broadcasters in the post-match interview, Baxter said, "One of my players will have to rape somebody or get raped himself if he is gonna get a penalty".
Following the remarks, the club issued a statement apologising for Baxter's comments and saying that the matter will be handled internally.
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.— Odisha FC (@OdishaFC) February 1, 2021
Odisha FC are at the bottom of the points table with just one win from 14 games and only eight points.