A Day After Sunil Chhetri’s Humble Appeal to Football Fans, All Tickets at Mumbai Stadium Sold Out

In what seems like a miracle, considering the football scene in India, tickets to the match between India and Kenya have officially been sold out. Yes, you read that right.

Sunil Chhetri, one of the greatest footballers that India has produced, recently made a heartfelt plea to all the fans of Lionel Messi, Neymar, and Cristiano Ronaldo– “abuse us, criticise us but please come to watch the Indian national team play.”

The skipper who scored his third international hat-trick in-front of a near-empty Mumbai Football Arena (MFA) stand asked fans to come to the stadium, even if they want to criticise the Indian football team.
“To all of you, who have lost hope or don’t have any hope in Indian football, we request you to come and watch us in the stadium,” the skipper said.
Chhetri also had a request for all the arm-chair critics of Indian football — please abuse but make the ‘Blue Tigers’ feel relevant. “I mean it’s not fun to criticise and abuse on internet. Come to the stadium, do it on our face, scream at us, shout at us, abuse us, who knows one day we might change you guys, you might start cheering for us. You guys have no idea how important you guys are and how important your support is,” the skipper appealed.

Following Chhetri’s video, Indian cricketer Virat Kohli took to social media and asked everyone to show support.

In his video message, Kohli said, β€œIn support of what my good friend and Indian captain Sunil Chhetri posted sometime back, I want to request everyone to go and watch Indian football play. Anyone who loves any kind of sport, go and cheer for the team in the stadiums because they are working hard, they are a talented team and I have seen these players evolve and learn over the last few seasons and get so much better at their game.”

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