Sports Minister Vijay Goel confuses Indian Olympic athletes in tweet; gets trolled

Recently, he got athlete Dipa Karmakar's name wrong while congratulating her on Twitter.

By: Express Web Desk | Published: August 16, 2016 2:32 pm
And Vijay Goel does it again. And Vijay Goel does it again.

India’s Sports Minister has been in news for all the wrong reasons during Rio Olympics 2016. Recently, he got athlete Dipa Karmakar’s name wrong while congratulating her on Twitter. He called her Dipa Karmanakar and drew a lot of flak on social media for goofing up with the name of an athlete who’s won hearts over in the country. “Best of luck Dipa Karmanakar, Indian Artistic Gymnastic, Women’s vault #KheloIndia #JeetoRio” he tweeted. Could it be a typo? Well, it still didn’t go down well with many.

But this time, he apparently got confused between the athletes Dutee Chand and Srabani Nanda. He tweeted his best wishes to Nanda with an image of Chand. “Best wishes to #IND #athlete Srabani Nanda, Women’s 200m #JeetoRio #KheloIndia,” he tweeted.

And just like last time, people were quick to notice the problem of mistaken identity, but the fact that a mistake like this coming was made by sports minister himself raised quite a few red flags, and Netizens were quick to not only spot the problem but also leave no stone unturned to make their thoughts known to Goel.

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Goel also hit headlines when he tried to take selfies with exhausted athletes in Rio and was trolled on social media for the same. Apparently, he was chasing athletes for selfies and took a photo with visibly tired boxer Vikas Krishan and even Dipa Karmakar, whose name he misspelt.

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    Avinash
    Aug 16, 2016 at 11:40 am
    So what??lt;br/gt;Modi ji must have seen his talent before making him sports minister.
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      Indian
      Aug 16, 2016 at 12:55 pm
      Please get rid of him he lives on different planet. The guy got his job with pressure from the "top".
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        ind
        Aug 17, 2016 at 8:22 am
        the ministry of sports must be dissolved/grounded immediately!!
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          Logical Indian
          Aug 17, 2016 at 4:22 am
          ignorant tweet ignorant Monster...oh sorry minister...
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            Ab Saleem
            Aug 17, 2016 at 7:17 am
            Moti ! Oops that they name of my dog. I mean modi love his monster oops again minsiter.
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