Kapil Dev, who is slated to attend East Bengal Club's Foundation Day event on Thursday to receive club's highest honour 'Bharat Gaurav', was on Wednesday urged by several people on Twitter to boycott the event, IANS reported. According to the report, the fans were questioning club's poor handling of footballers, including unprofessional behaviour against Joby Justin. A day before club's foundation day celebration, a hashtag "#KapilDevBoycottEB" started trending on Twitter.
Here are some of the tweets:
Check out guys This is unfair that our Players harassed by the club and forcing them to accept forged new contract! What thuggery is this? @EastBengalFC ?? @therealkapildev @praful_patel #KapilDevBoycottEB— It's (@IAandhi) July 31, 2019
First the news of Jobby's forgery case, Earlier Ruidas, John Dias, Sukhdev. Now @QuessConnect pulling out. @eastbengalfc this is wake up call from 100 yrs of slumber. @therealkapildev #KapilDevBoycottEB— Digital Salman (@salman3126) July 31, 2019
"Kapil Dev is coming. He will be here by tomorrow morning. We don't know about any Twitter trend. We would prefer to ignore them," a top East Bengal official told IANS.
Kapil had signed for East Bengal on June 22, 1992 and played for 27 minutes six days later as a substitute forward in an exhibition match against arch-rivals Mohun Bagan.
(With IANS inputs)