New Delhi: On Sunday, Sunil Chhetri Brough proud for West Bengal when his team Bengalurur FC defeated Mumbai City FC by 2-1 to win Durand Cup Football Tournament. But what followed the win was the disgraceful actions of West Bengal politicians that have sparked controversy on Social Media.
Two Disgraceful video goes viral
Two videos from the trophy ceremony went viral where the politicians, including the Governor of West Bengal, pushed away the players to get a better hold of the trophy and get pictures.
Fans slammed the politicians and called their actions disgraceful.
Bengal Governor pushes away Sunil Chettri
In the first video, West Bengal Governor La Ganesan pushes Sunil Chhetri away for a photo opportunity during the post-match presentation ceremony.
Commenting on the photo, one user wrote, “Ladies & gentlemen, bringing you Shri La. Ganeshan, honorable Governor of West Bengal. #DurandCup The high-headedness is audacious. Not expected of a respectable figure, @LaGanesan. A public apology surely won’t be too much to ask for. #IndianFootball.”
Ladies & gentlemen, bringing you Shri La. Ganeshan, honorable Governor of West Bengal. #DurandCup
— Debapriya Deb (@debapriya_deb) September 18, 2022
While the other said, “Congratulations to La Ganesan, Governor of West Bengal, for winning the Durand Cup 2022.”
Congratulations to La Ganesan, Governor of West Bengal, for winning the Durand Cup 2022. pic.twitter.com/GiICyecRHb
— Anshul Saxena (@AskAnshul) September 18, 2022
This video was followed by another such shameful act where Sivasakthi Narayanan was pushed by Aroop Biswas, Minister for Sports and Youth Affairs in West Bengal on the stage. Narayanan was the opening scorer in the finals of the tournament.
This is what happened with shivshakti minutes before Chhetri. pic.twitter.com/TZmLP93Sdj
— Akansh (@AkanshSai) September 18, 2022
Robin Uthappa says ‘Sorry’ for this treament
Former Indian cricketer Robin Uthappa commented on the incident and said ‘sorry’ for what happened. “thats just all sorts of wrong!! Sorry @chetrisunil11 you deserve so much better than this!!”
🤦🏾♂️🤦🏾♂️thats just all sorts of wrong!! Sorry @chetrisunil11 you deserve so much better than this!!
— Robin Aiyuda Uthappa (@robbieuthappa) September 19, 2022
That’s how Politicians should be treated – Fans shares old video of Ponting
Sharing the response to the actions of the Governor, some users shared an old video where Australian cricketer Ponting had taken the trophy from the politician on stage and asked him to get down.
Reminds me of this incident when Australia showed Indian Politician his right place.
This incident was the turning point in Indian Cricket to ensure PLAYERS gets all the attention & not POLITICIANS, during Trophy Ceremony.
Somebody needs to teach same lesson in Indian Football. pic.twitter.com/SugUPoUQuo
— Nexter (@Nexter21) September 19, 2022