Our sports minister doesn't know the difference between Gold and Silver medal?
For India’s Sports Minister Vijay Goel last few weeks have been filled with errors. During Rio Olympics, he was pulled up by the authorities for his ‘unruly entourage ‘, who were allegedly aggressive and rude.
For India’s Sports Minister Vijay Goel last few weeks have been filled with errors. During Rio Olympics, he was pulled up by the authorities for his ‘unruly entourage ‘, who were allegedly aggressive and rude. After receiving an official warning from the authorities at Rio, the politician made a gaffe on Twitter by getting gymnast Dipa Karmakar’s name wrong. He also posted a picture of 100m runner Dutee Chand to wish 200m sprinter Srabani Nanda luck during the Games.
A week after the Games, he is once again back in the news, again for the wrong reasons. Rio Olympics silver medallist PV Sindhu and bronze medallist Sakshi Malik met the Prime Minister on Sunday along with Jitu Rai and Dipa Karmakar. But, in a media briefing, the Minister called PV Sindhu and Sakshi Malik as gold medallists to once again become a reason for all the jokes on the social media.
With our Khel Ratnas. pic.twitter.com/pSGXOMGeZz— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 28, 2016
Here is how the Twitterati reacted to the Minister's statement.
Vijay Goel is a true alchemist. Rub any metal on his head, it'll turn into gold. https://t.co/023VDmJTpV— Anti Rational (@sumit_roy_) August 28, 2016
Can someone please send Vijay Goel back to Rio?— Nehr-who? (@threeinchfooll) August 28, 2016
'Comedy Nights with Vijay Goel' shuru karwaao koi!— Aisi Taisi Democracy (@AisiTaisiDemo) August 28, 2016
Vijay Goel is a Gift for Twitter that keeps on giving— Joy (@Joydas) August 28, 2016