Sandesh Jhingan was not happy to see Bengaluru FC fans 'bullying' a Kerala Blasters fan in metro
Indian football captain Sandesh Jhingan shared a video of a group of Bengaluru FC fans in a metro targeting a Kerala Blasters FC fan and criticised what he said was 'bullying'. In a thread on Twitter on Friday, Jhingan questioned the culture of off-field bullying and said that such instances turn into 'uncontrollable ugly fights.'
Giving the example of footballers who forget their grudges once they leave the field, Jhingan criticised the incident on Twitter and said, "I don't know what you guys achieve from doing this. Bullying a single guy like this makes you feel like true passionate fans? Makes you feel proud of yousrself?"
"Just imagine yourself or your loved ones in that situation next and how they will feel because soon this all will turn into uncontrollable ugly fights. Honestly, do you all even think of the consequences of all this?
"Yes, in the grounds these banters are okay and fun but off the field not at all. Even we footballers leave our flights and grudges in the ground and outside we are again responsible citizens of the country. So, please stop this bullying in public places and don't spoil the real meaning of fan culture," he tweeted.
"I'm not targeting or blaming any set of fans, this is for every group of fans including the KBFC fans also. I'm requesting you all in general to stop bullying other people. Thats it," Jhingan said in another tweet.
I'm not targeting or blaming any set of fans, this is for every group of fans including the KBFC fans also. I'm requesting you all in general to stop bullying other people. Thats it ????
— Sandesh Jhingan (@SandeshJhingan) December 6, 2019
Sunil Chhetri scored the winning goal as Bengaluru FC beat Kerala Blasters 1-0 in an action-packed Indian Super League match at the Sree Kanteerava stadium on November 23. Chhetri scored the winner with a brilliant header in the 55th minute to preserve his side’s unbeaten record in the ISL.