The club decided to part company with the Englishman after beleaguered comments
Managers are often known to lose their heads and go on a tirade once things don’t transpire in their favour on the pitch. However, Odisha’s Stuart Baxter turned things extremely ugly on Monday after making flabbergasting statements ensuing his club’s 1-0 defeat to Jamshedpur.
What did Stuart Baxter Said?
Perturbed by the referee’s call to deny striker Diego Mauricio a penalty after being brought down by TP Rehenesh, Baxter ended up going on an incredible outburst. The club’s manager claimed that his players would need to be raped to get a favourable call.
“You need decisions to go your way, and they didn’t. I don’t know when we are going to get our penalty. One of my players will have to rpe someone or get rped himself if he was going to get a penalty,” Baxter said in the post-match interview.
Odisha Ask Baxter To Pack His Bags
The massive backlash Baxter faced ensuing his gruesome comments has seen the club wield the axe on him. Running out of patience with the manager, Odisha took to Twitter to reveal that they had decided to let go off Baxter.
“Odisha FC has decided to terminate Head Coach Stuart Baxter’s contract with immediate effect.
Interim Coach for the remainder of the season will be announced soon,” the club said in a statement on Tuesday.
Odisha FC has decided to terminate Head Coach, Stuart Baxter’s contract with immediate effect.
— Odisha FC (@OdishaFC) February 2, 2021
“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,” the club stated on Monday.
“I am absolutely disgusted and infuriated by the comments. I’ve said Odisha FC is a safe space for all, and to make light of a serious awful crime in such an offhanded way is reprehensible.
“I sincerely apologize to everyone on my behalf and the club’s. Please be rest assured I am not going to take this matter lightly,” Rohan Sharma, the club’s owner said.