Jaipur, Jan 27 (Agencies): In a bizarre incident on Wednesday, Army jawans clashed with a group of polo fans during a match at the Rajasthan Polo Club grounds in Jaipur. The incident happened when the referee was criticised for a faulty decision.

The audiences believed that the referee Navjit Singh was being biased towards the 61 Cavalry -- an army team and started booing him down. He charged into the periphery of the ground where the audiences were standing and chased them back into the stands.

The Army team of the 61st Cavalry was playing against the Vodafone team.

However, the incident took an ugly turn when one of team members of the 61 Cavalry later charged at the crowd with his polo stick.

Defending the referee, Digivjay Singh, Polo Club Secretary, Jaipur said, "No one was beaten. The umpires went to request the audiences to go back to their seats for the player's safety. Audiences were unhappy because their favourite player Vishal Singh's team was losing. The audiences alleged that the upmpiring wasn't fair."

After hooting against the umpire, many spectators rushed on to the ground. Umpire Colonel Navjeet Singh then rode his horse close to the crowd to disperse the mob that had invaded the field.  This led to a scuffle where some Army jawans allegedly pushed the angry crowd.

Such an ugly incident has never been seen in the past.