Sports Minister Vijay Goel who has gone to Rio to cheer for the Indian team has reportedly indulged in rude behaviour prompting the organisers of the Olympics to consider revoking his pass. The organisers have conveyed their displeasure over the behaviour of sports minister much to the embarrassment of our country and its citizens and diaspora.
Sarah Peterson, the continental manager of Rio Olympics, said in a wrote in a letter to Rakesh Gupta, India’s chef de mission, “We have had multiple reports of your minister for sports trying to enter accredited areas at venues with unaccredited individuals. When the staff try to explain that this is not allowed, they report that the people with the minister have become aggressive and rude and sometimes push past our staff,” Peterson said in a letter to Gupta.
“As you can understand, this type of behaviour is not acceptable. Despite previous warnings, it would seem that even today the same incident occurred at the Rio Olympic Arena (Gymnastics venue) and Carioca Arena 3,” she added.
“Should our protocol team be made aware of further examples of this type of behaviour, the accreditation of your Minister for Sports will be cancelled and his privileges at the Olympic Games withdrawn. We trust you will pass on this message urgently,”
The Logical Indian vehemently condemns such unprofessional behaviour in our country and more so when it is done abroad. We appeal to the Prime Minister to suspend the sports minister for bringing disrepute to our nation and its citizens and its large diaspora. We appeal to our politicians, not to take the bad behaviour which our citizens tolerate for various reasons abroad and bring disrepute to the country besides spooling the morale of our athletes
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