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I am not the Former Chief Minister of Punjab: Indian goalkeeper Amrinder Singh urges people to stop tagging him on Twitter

The goof-up could have been caused as both of them have similar names.

Abhinav Goel Author

Updated - 30 September 2021 3:14 pm

Amarinder Singh

Indian football team’s goalkeeper Amrinder Singh has pleaded with the people, media houses and journalists to stop tagging him instead of the former Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Twitter. Notably, the goalie shares his name with Captain Amarinder Singh, the former chief minister of Punjab. Ever since Amrinder Singh resigned as Chief Minister on September 18, it has led to a goof-up as Twitter users have been tagging the Indian football team’s goalkeeper instead of the former Punjab CM.

The goof-up could have been caused as both of them have similar names and also similar Twitter usernames. The username of Goalkeeper Amrinder’s Twitter handle reads @Amrinder_1 while ex-Punjab CM’s handle goes by the name ‘@capt_amarinder.”

The football player said in a tweet, “Dear News Media, Journalists, I am Amrinder Singh, Goalkeeper of Indian Football Team and not the Former Chief Minister of the State Punjab. Please stop tagging me.”

Check out the goalkeeper’s tweet here:

Ex-Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh also noticed the Indian goalkeeper’s request and retweeted his tweet. “I empathise with you, my young friend. Good luck for your games ahead,” ex-Punjab CM tweeted.

Amrinder Singh plays for ATK-Mohun Bagan

Amrinder Singh plays as a goalkeeper for Indian Super League club ATK-Mohun Bagan. The goalkeeper tested positive for Covid-19 on Wednesday and was left out of India’s squad for the 2021 SAFF Championship as a result. The tournament is set to begin on October 1. Amrinder has been replaced by Dheeraj Singh Moirangthem in the 23-man squad for the tournament.


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