Kolkata: On the eve of East Bengal`s foundation day, social media enthusiasts urged cricket legend Kapil Dev to boycott the club`s function where he will be conferred their highest honor, Bharat Gaurav. On Wednesday morning, Twitter was awash with “#KapilDevBoycottEB” trending for long periods.
Twitter users referred to East Bengal`s poor handling of footballers, the latest being the unprofessional behavior against Joby Justin. Mentions were also made of title sponsors Quess Corp severing ties with the club after a fall-out between them and the outfit`s board members.
“Never thought legend like @therealkapildev sir will ruin his own reputation by associating with these goons ??!!” a Twitter user wrote using the hashtag “#KapilDevBoycottEB”.