Sunil Chhetri target of racist comment during live chat with Virat Kohli

Sunil Chhetri was the target of a racist comment during his Instagram chat with Virat Kohli and fans were not amused.

Indian football captain Sunil Chhetri, who holds the record for the most international goals scored by an Indian, faced racist comments from a user during his Instagram Live chat with Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli. Chhetri and Kohli, who share a great bond, were involved in a freewheeling chat on Monday and the camaraderie between the two was out there for the fans to see.

But one user by the name yashsharma.official commented on the live video and wrote “Ye Nepali kon h”. The remark is extremely disrespectful for a player who is certain to go down in the annals of Indian football and sports as a legend. Chhetri himself has been very vocal against racism.

Last month, when citizens from the north-eastern part of India were subjected to racist remarks, Chhetri had condemned the incidents. “The people who are doing it, and who understand the difference, are just ignorant. It’s just not right. You shouldn’t do it,” Chhetri had said in an interview to The Quint.

The entire incident has not gone down well with Chhetri’s fans who took to social media and slammed the user.

A Twitter user shared a screenshot of the Instagram live chat with the comment and condemned the racist attitude towards people from the North-East, specifying the derogatory words that are frequently used for them in some other parts of India.

Here is what fans had to say in support of Sunil Chhetri.

The Instagram user’s handle has been deactivated as a result.

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