I-League: Shillong Lajong FC, Gokulam Kerala Gear Up To Salvage Pride

first_imgShillong: In what could be a battle to grace the relegation and finish as high as possible in the I-League table, Shillong Lajong FC will take on Gokulam Kerala at the JLN Nehru Stadium, here on Friday.Both teams are looking to get out of the relegation zone. In their only encounter against Gokulam Kerala FC this season, Shillong had to face a 2-3 loss at the EMS Corporation Stadium in Calicut.Kerala who would have the odds to their favour having defeated Shillong Lajong FC earlier would look to capitalise on this psychological advantage to walk away with all the three points again.The hosts would also look to grab three points to somehow reduce the relegation pressure. Shillong are placed at the bottom of the I-League table with 10 points from 17 games. What also adds to Shillong’s concern is the defence line that has conceded 48 goals so far.Kerala are placed just above Shillong in the points table with a three-point cushion. Kerala’s performance has seen some positive change since appointment of their new technical director Gift Raikhan. The visitors are placed 10th with 13 points playing one game fewer. IANSAlso Read: MEGHALAYA NEWSlast_img read more

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Atlanta Hawks owner to sell team after saying he hates Black fan base

first_imgAtlanta Hawks owner Bruce Levenson admits he hates the fan base that populates Phillips Arena. It’s just too black.Can you believe that the Atlanta Hawks owner Bruce Levenson may have gotten caught sending an email filled with language even more racist than what Donald Sterling got kicked out of the NBA for?Levenson just announced he’s selling the team after admitting he sent an email so racist that it would make Donald Sterling smile.NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, who finally exhaled after exiling former Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling for his secretly-taped and rabidly racist phone message to his flunky jump off chick, had to be choking on his breakfast cereal when he got the memo that Levenson did pretty much the same thing.When confronted by Silver, Levenson admitted he sent the email to team executives back in 2012, mandating them to figure ways to attract more suburban white fans at games. Levenson then tallied what he believes are all the problems with the Atlanta Hawks fan base, listing the following:The fan base is 70 pct black;The cheerleaders are black;The music is almost exclusively hip hop;The bars inside the arena are 90 percent black;He claims there are few fathers and sons at the games;He says the postgame concerts are always either hip hop or gospelLevenson wasn’t finished. He also had this to say:“My theory is that the black crowd scared away the whites and there are simply not enough affluent black fans to build a significant season ticket base.” He also complained that he’s told team execs, “I want some white cheerleaders … I have even bitched that the kiss cam is too black.”NBA Commissioner Adam Silver told reporters that Levenson admitted to sending the email, just two months after Donald Sterling was escorted out of ownership of the Clippers.Levenson said he is immediately putting the team up for sale.Levenson has since apologized to fans in a written statement, saying:“If you’re angry about what I wrote, you should be. I’m angry at myself too.”last_img read more

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