'Dear journalists...': Indian goalkeeper says he is 'Amrinder Singh, not Amarinder Singh'; Ex-CM reacts
Amrinder Singh, the goalie for India and ATK Mohun Bagan, rushed to Twitter to explain that he is the goalkeeper for the Indian men's football team, not the previous Punjab Chief Minister.
Former Punjab chief minister and Congress politician Amarinder Singh is in the spotlight of Indian media after stepping down from his office. However, his resignation and uncertainty about his future clashed with the political turmoil in the Punjab Congress, which heightened interest in him among the country's common people. Among all the commotion, it appears that media outlets and numerous journalists have been tagging the wrong person on social media.
Amrinder Singh, the goalie for India and ATK Mohun Bagan, rushed to Twitter to explain that he is the goalkeeper for the Indian men's football team, not the previous Punjab Chief Minister. The names of the former Punjab chief minister and the ATKMB player vary by only one syllable. "Dear News Media, Journalists, I am Amrinder Singh, Goalkeeper of Indian Football and not the Former Chief Minister of the State of Punjab, please stop tagging me," Amrinder tweeted on Thursday.
Captain Amarinder Singh also saw the message and reacted by emphasising his support for the goalie. "I understand what you're going through, my young friend. "Good luck in your upcoming games," he tweeted.
Netizens had a field day with this uncertainty as they swamped the posts with comments. Meanwhile, ATKMB goalie Amrinder was last seen in action on September 22 during ATK Mohun Bagan's interzonal semi-final against Nasaf, which the ISL club defeated 6-0.
Speaking about the Punjab crisis, Captain Amarinder Singh has announced that he would resign from the Congress party on Thursday. Captain Amarinder informed reporters that he is not willing to be handled by the Congress High Command. The new development is a massive blow for the Congress party ahead of the next assembly election early next year.