NEW DELHI, April 20 (PTI): A tweet by striker Sunil Chhetri in support of national coach Bob Houghton in the ongoing racial abuse case has irked All India Football Federation (AIFF), which today threatened action against the player.
In his tweet yesterday, Chhetri had expressed disappointment that a �gentleman� like Houghton has been charged for racial abuse (of an Indian referee) and said �it will be a shame if he has to leave� the coaching job.
�Thinking and analysing everything that bob has done for us, in fact football in india, can�t thank him enough! it ll be a shame if he has to leave,� Chhetri wrote.
�N even worse, we charge him for racism, havnt seen a gentleman like him, leave behind d world class coaching n vast knowledge ... Sorry bob!.�
Taking strong exception to Chhetri�s remarks, AIFF general secretary Kushal Das today said the executive committee will consider taking action against him.
�The AIFF is extremely perturbed and concerned that national team players are making such unnecessary comments relating to AIFF�s functioning and on the issue of coach Bob Houghton as well,� Das said in statement. �The matter will certainly be discussed at AIFF�s next executive committee meeting and action may be taken, if necessary,� he said.