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Several Chennai Super Kings fans accused Royal Challengers Bengaluru fans of molesting and abusing them after the game on May 18, Saturday. Bengaluru hosted Chennai for the 68th clash of the 2024 season of the Indian Premier League at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium. The game saw the hosts knocking the reigning champions out of the tournament by a margin of 27 runs. While several fans dwelled into celebrations after Bengaluru’s unrealistic win, others took to social media to call out the home fans for their inappropriate behaviour towards the Yellow Army. 

After the match, fans took to social media to post videos and tweets accusing RCB fans of molesting fans in the CSK jersey. Several videos and clips started doing rounds on social media showing Bengaluru fans’ disgraceful behaviour. Not only this, but a few female fans also explained how RCB fans molested,  abused and physically hurt them. 

Saravanan Hari, better known as CSK Superfan often spotted in yellow paint in the stands, tweeted, “Most of us are safe. Though some RCB fans came to our rescue and guided us for safety, sad for the majority, what everyone went through shows these local fans have hit a new low! Also we wonder if this behaviour is inspired the DJ in stadium, their idols or where is this coming from ?”  Not only this, but a female CSK fan named Manya tweeted, “Man such behavior on the road outside the stadium. Some men shoved their hands in front of my face. Everybody pls reach home safely. Celebrate but don't create nuisance.”

Hope you reached home safe: CSK’s statement after RCB fans' chaotic celebrations

After several fans took to social media to highlight the chaotic celebration of RCB fans, Chennai Super Kings released a statement hoping for the fans’ well-being. The tweet read, “To our fans who came and supported us today at Bangalore. Hope you reached home safe! Forever grateful for your love and support!” 

WhistelPodu Army, the official fan army of Chennai Super Kings’ reacted to the tweet and wrote, “However with the treatment we witnessed for all the women, children and families, this is shambles. This is not the Bengaluru we knew and what we can say is that Bengaluru is NOT Safe for any women to watch an IPL game in Chinnaswamy if you are not part of local fandom. The security, fan behaviour is a let down beyond words and imagination.”

The Royal Challengers Bengaluru will play Eliminator of the IPL 2024 on May 22 at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.