Bengaluru FC, led by Sunil Chhetri, defeated Mumbai City FC 2-1 to win the Durand Cup Football Tournament on Sunday
The Kolkata Derby at the Saltlake Stadium ended in a nil-all draw. The teams played out a drab affair.
Sunil Chhetri attended the function as the guest of honor. West Bengal Governor KN Tripathi was also present at the event.
In a viral video circulating on social media, the Governor was seen pushing Chhetri to one side with his hand.
Here is the viral video :
Ladies & gentlemen, bringing you Shri La. Ganeshan, honorable Governor of West Bengal. #DurandCup
— Debapriya Deb (@debapriya_deb) September 18, 2022
The incident has divided opinion on social media with several fans poking fun at the incident.
Governor pushes away Sunil Chhetri for obstructing his view for a photo
Sunil Chhetri, Indian football’s star striker, was seen getting pushed aside by a man from West Bengal Governor’s entourage as the Governor arrived at the presentation ceremony following the Durand Cup final between Mohun Bagan and Gokulam Kerala here.
The incident took place when West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi arrived at the presentation ceremony after the match, in which Bagan won 5-4 on penalties. As the Governor stepped onto the podium at the Salt Lake Stadium, a man from his entourage pushed Chhetri aside to make way for the Governor.
The incident infuriated Bagan officials and supporters. The incident has divided opinion on social media with several fans poking fun at the incident.
I don’t know who that man is but he shouldn’t have done it,” Mohun Bagan technical director Subrata Bhattacharya told reporters after the match.
“It is clear that Sunil had no idea that someone was coming behind him and he walked straight and was unceremoniously pushed by that man,” he said
Talking about the match, Sivasakthi Narayanan put Bengaluru ahead in the final in the 10th minute of the game before Apulia nullified the lead. But Mumbai City’s inability to defend well in set pieces troubled them yet again as Alan Costa headed home the winner from a Chhetri corner to hand Bengaluru the lead and subsequently the trophy.