Dempo and AIFF spar

New Delhi: Five-time national champions Dempo Sports Club are on a collision course with the All India Football federation (AIFF) over the two-match suspension of midfielder Climax Lawrence, for his offensive on-field behaviour during the I-League match against East Bengal in Calcutta.

In a harsh letter to I-League Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Sunando Dhar, Dempo general secretary-cum-coach Armando Colaco, on Thursday, called the suspension against Lawrence as "erroneous and unauthorised" and accused the federation of singling out the former India captain for severe treatment.