Yogeshwar Dutt was the first sportsperson to openly question IOA's decision to appoint Salman Khan as the Olympics ambassador, and he once again took to Twitter on Wednesday to criticize Salman after his film shoot disrupted Olympics practice session at the JLN Stadium in New Delhi on Tuesday.
Earlier last week, Yogeshwar took to the micro-blogging site to express his disappointment at Salman's appointment as the Olympics ambassador. The 2010 London Olympics bronze medallist said that Olympics is not a place for movie promotion, and questioned why eminent sportspersons like PT Usha and Milkha Singh were ignored for this role.
Ambassador का क्या काम होता है कोई मुझे बता सकता है क्या. क्यूँ पागल बना रहे हो देश कि जनता को.😡 https://t.co/vtjb0XWdP8— Yogeshwar Dutt (@DuttYogi) April 23, 2016
That was not the end of Yogeshwar's outrage though. On Tuesday, shooting of Salman's upcoming movie “Sultan” disrupted Olympics practice sessions at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi and four athletes were asked “not to disturb the proceedings” by security personnels, reported Sportskeeda.
A lot has been written and said about Salman Khan’s appointment as the ambassador for the Indian Olympic contingent, with some speculating that it is nothing but a marketing gimmick for his upcoming movie.
The recent developments have further infuriated Yogeshwar Dutt and he once again took to Twitter to express his anger.
अब और क्या कह सकते है। 😡— Yogeshwar Dutt (@DuttYogi) April 27, 2016
Olympic practice session disrupted due to Salman Khan shooting in JLN Stadium: https://t.co/KzzTy0wPOi
The wrestling star, who has qualified for the Rio Games, has faced the ire of Salman Khan's fans for questioning the movie star. The sporting community appears to be divided on this issue, with Milkha Singh joining Yogeshwar in criticizing this move, whereas Sourav Ganguly and hockey legend Balbir Singh Sr have welcomed this decision.