West Bengal governor La Ganesan received backlash after his video of pushing Bengaluru FC captain Sunil Chhetri as he received the Durand Cup trophy went viral on social media.
Chhetri and co. beat Mumbai City FC in the final at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan to claim the 2022 Durand Cup title. Post match, as is the ceremony, the the 38-year-old was due to receive the trophy as the team captain.
— Clayton Barretto (@ClaytonBarretto) September 19, 2022
It is during this time that La Ganesan, trying to make space for himself, can be seen asking Chhetri to move as he adjusts himself for the photo op.
On Sunday, Sunil Chhetri-led Bengaluru FC won the Durand Cup final. Governor La Ganesan presented the Durand Cup trophy to Sunil Chhetri during the post-match presentation ceremony.
This is why we say indian politicians got no brain they just only want to show their face on camera to gain fame 😂 this guy asked Sunil chetri to move and hold the cup like he won it 🥴#DurandCup2022 #BengaluruFC #SunilChhetri pic.twitter.com/Tz7Fqj9k9m
— alwyn 🪐 (@okeydamwone) September 19, 2022
In the now-viral video, the Governor can be seen pushing Sunil Chhetri away, ostensibly for a better photo opportunity.
In a viral video, Governor of Manipur and West Bengal La Ganesan can be seen pushing aside Sunil Chhetri during a post-march award ceremony. The Governor is being criticised on social media after the incident.