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Goalkeeper Amrinder Singh requests journalists not to tag him as former Punjab CM

Shot-stopper who recently joined ATK Mohun Bagan takes to Twitter to issue a statement
Captain Amarinder Singh (left) and Amrinder Singh.

Prabhjeet Singh Sethi   |   Published 30.09.21, 02:57 PM

The headache of Captain Amarinder Singh stepping down as Punjab chief minister is no longer exclusive to the Congress party. The political development is giving the Indian football team goalkeeper Amrinder Singh a tough time.

The shot-stopper, who recently joined ATK Mohun Bagan from Mumbai City FC, has been repeatedly tagged by journalists and media persons on Twitter. Things came to such a pass that Amrinder had to issue a statement on social media.


Taking to Twitter, he said, "Dear News Media, Journalists, I am Amrinder Singh, Goalkeeper of Indian Football Team and not the Former Chief Minister of the State Punjab. Please stop tagging me."

Ex-Punjab CM also commented on the matter and tweeted, "I empathise with you, my young friend. Good luck for your games ahead."

Recently, FC Goa goalkeeper Dheeraj Singh had replaced Amrinder in the 23-member India football squad for the SAFF Championship to be held in Maldives from October 1.

Amrinder was earlier in the squad named by coach Igor Stimac earlier. News agency PTI reported Dheeraj was a last-minute inclusion after Amrinder tested positive for Covid-19.

Midfielder Udanta Singh, who missed the two international friendlies against Nepal earlier this month, made the cut for the October 1-16 regional tournament.

Defender Akash Mishra, midfielders Bipin Singh and Pronay Halder were the other players left out of the squad. Bipin took ill a few days back and even though he has recovered, the team management thought it would be better to give the Mumbai City player more rest.

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