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Shocking! Muhammad Ali an eminent sports personality of Kerala, says Kerala Sports Minister

Kerala Industry and Sports Minister E.P.Jayarajan is trolled on social media for calling Muhammad Ali “an eminent sports personality of Kerala”.

India TV Politics Desk India TV Politics Desk Published on: June 05, 2016 11:05 IST
E.P.Jayarajan calls Muhammad Ali an eminent sports
E.P.Jayarajan calls Muhammad Ali an eminent sports personality of Kerala

New Delhi: After the late legendary boxer Muhammad Ali was mistaken for Pele by a certain Anadita Patel, Kerala Industry and Sports Minister E.P.Jayarajan is now been trolled on social media for calling Muhammad Ali “an eminent sports personality of Kerala”. 

Senior CPI-M leader Jayarajan, by virtue of being the new sports minister, when asked by a TV channel for his reaction to the death of Ali, started by saying that “he just heard the news that Muhammad Ali passed away in America”.

He then made a complete mess by saying that, "Ali was an eminent sports personality of Kerala and is one who has won a gold medal thereby raising Kerala's position in the world."

As he was going ahead, the TV news anchor acted swiftly to save the minister further embarrassment and cut the audio.

But now the social media is having a field day over this with trolls going forward in a big way and one comment reading, "had not the anchor intervened, the minister would have announced an ex-gratia payment of Rs. 5 lakhs and a state government job for Ali's daughter."

Earlier, an Indian girl Anadita Patel expressed her grief over the demise of the legendary boxer on social media micro-blogging site Twitter, terming Ali has the greatest football player.

(With IANS inputs)

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