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Vijay Goel trolled on Twitter for his performance after the 2016 Kabaddi World Cup final

Sagnik Kundu
4.96K   //    24 Oct 2016, 16:56 IST
Kabaddi fans were furious with the fact that Goel stayed on to pose for photos with the Indian team

Indian sports minister Vijay Goel was criticised and ridiculed for his behaviour during the award presentation ceremony after India’s triumph in the Kabaddi World Cup. Fans of the Indian Kabaddi team were left absolutely furious at the sports minister’s antics on the presentation stage. Goel stayed on after presenting the trophy to the Indian team to pose for photographs with the jubilant players, an act that has only drawn criticism for himself.

Also read: Rio Olympics 2016: Games organisers give Sports Minister Vijay Goel warning over unprofessional behaviour

Goel had earlier been reprimanded by the organisers of the Olympic committee in Rio, who had threatened to cancel his pass over unprofessional behaviour. A fan had expressed fears of some kind of misbehaviour even before the match started, and the minister’s act did nothing to prove him otherwise.

The Sports Minister refused to move away from the platform as the Indian players celebrated with the trophy. He did not budge even when the photographers wanted to take pictures of the team in a bid to capture the historic moment. While many fans vented their ire over social networking platforms, the sports minister’s poor run of form at major sporting events continues. Here are some of the best tweets trolling Goel.

Some of the Twitter followers even requested the Prime Minister of the country to take action against Goel. Certain users of the social networking site even demanded the sacking of Goel after his ‘performance’ at the Kabaddi World Cup.

Also read: 2016 Kabaddi World Cup: A fortnight of rebirth, resurgence, dominance and hope

Goel’s attempt at justifying himself to one of the mockers was shot down immediately.

This isn’t the first time an official has been criticised for his act in front of millions of fans, but that doesn't make it any more acceptable. Not only has this left a mark on the minister in question, it sheds poor light on the organisers of the competition and also takes away a bit of the sheen from India’s incredible performance at the Kabaddi World Cup. 

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