WHAT happened at Govind Park last evening will be forever remembered as a sad moment in Fiji football history.
I understand the frustration of fans given the level of doubt in their mind about what will now be tagged as the 'ghost goal'.
I understand what Osea Vakatalesau screamed in Hindi towards the Fiji FA officials while wiping the sweat off his forehead: "Hum lon bahut pasina girao acha, e konchi yaar".
He meant that the players sweat so much so why what he termed as an unfair decision to allow Suva the goal.
I understand Ba president Rishi Kumar's furious reaction in calling his players off after referee Andrew Achari, acting on his assistant Kavitesh Behari's call, ruled that Waisake Navunigasau's header late in the second spell of extra time had crossed the line.
I understand it is not easy to digest the thought of having two goals disallowed and then having one given against you when your goalkeeper and defenders claim otherwise.
However, what I do not understand is why the Ba fans were being so rowdy.
I do not understand why they were verbally abusing Behari. I do not understand why they were throwing plastic bottles at Suva reserve players and the match officials.
I do not understand why they were wanting to create an atmosphere of fear for the opposition and the match officials,
I really felt for Behari because he got his decision spot-on. A picture taken by our photographer Baljeet Singh shows that the entire ball had crossed the line.
I felt for Suva football president Mahen Prasad and his family. They were terrified by the reaction of the crowd.
In football, there is no place for such behavior like the one shown by the Ba fans yesterday. I have a lot of respect for Ba players and officials but what I saw last evening is not something that I had expected.
The sight of the fire brigade and police vehicles in the middle of the park was something I saw for the first time in Fiji football.
It really was a sad day for football in the country. If you go by the rule books, the trophy should be given to Suva. And, with all due respect to the Ba fans, the Fiji FA needs to take a serious look at that.
What a sad end to an excellent tournament.