Bengaluru FC won the coveted Durand Cup by defeating Mumbai City FC 2-1 in an impressive summit clash at the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata on Sunday. However, Bengaluru FC’s memorable evening turned sour when an embarrassing video from the trophy celebrations went viral on the internet, showing West Bengal Governor La. Ganesan Iyer pushing the Bengaluru captain Sunil Chhetri while posing with the trophy.
The incident happened during the trophy presentation ceremony after the match. La. Ganesan was standing slightly behind Chhetri while the photo was taken of the trophy being handed over to the Bengaluru captain. It was then seen that the minister pushed Chhetri to go in the middle to be photographed with the trophy.
The minister’s behavior did not go down well with football fans on social media, who openly and loudly criticized the Governor for his “shameless behaviour”.
Congratulations to La Ganesan, Governor of West Bengal, for winning the Durand Cup 2022. pic.twitter.com/GiICyecRHb
— Anshul Saxena (@AskAnshul) September 18, 2022
What a shameless Behavior
“Photo meh aanahe.. oorkya” 😡
Respect the Player. He is not only a player . He is the Captain, Leader, Legend #SunilChhetri #Indianfootball #DurandCup #BFC pic.twitter.com/arRexnNRtZ
— Shafi Pv (@shafipvulm) September 18, 2022
Sunil Chhetri should have done what Australian players did to Sharad Pawar back in 2006.
Bhai, this is shameful!! https://t.co/0QUYGwNL64
— Shivani Shukla (@iShivani_Shukla) September 18, 2022
WB Governor pushing away captain Sunil Chhetri the winner of Durand cup 2022 to stay in the limelight.
The captain should have walked away pic.twitter.com/kqAPGxjx5j
— Rocks (@naikrakesh) September 19, 2022
Sunil Chhetri vs Acting Governor of West Bengal
Durand 2022 Appearances: 7 – 0
Durand 2022 Goals: 3 – 0
Durand 2022 Minutes played: 573 – 0
Photos with Durand 2022 Trophy: 1 – 13
PadmaShri Awards: 1 – 0
Number of days spent hiding from Police: 0 – 365#SunilChhetri pic.twitter.com/6BVZTY7NYd
— Debojyoti Sarkar 🇮🇳 (@djsarkar18) September 18, 2022
Earlier, Bengaluru FC had won trophies in I-League (2014 and 2016), Federation Cup (2015 and 2017), Super Cup (2018), and Indian Super League (2019).
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