Indian boxer Lovlina Borgohain won the bronze medal in the women's boxing welterweight category at the Olympic Games in Tokyo. This was her debut at the Olympics, and Lovlina has made the whole country proud, especially the state of Assam where she hails from.
Before Lovlina won the medal, a few banners were put up that wished her luck for her upcoming games. There was one catch, though. The banners were for Lovlina, but she was nowhere to be seen on them. Instead, locals spotted pictures of the ministers themselves on the banners.
The banners read, "Congratulations and best wishes to Lovlina Borgohain (Boxer) for qualifying for the Tokyo Olympic, 2020. You are the pride of Assam." Below the heading is a picture of the CM of Assam, Himanta Biswa Sarma and the Minister of Sports & Youth Welfare, Bimal Borah.
Check them out here:
Indian Boxer *Lovlina Borgohain* has entered Semi Finals ensuring an Olympic medal for India, the only question now is the color of the medal. For those who want to know *how she looks like*, here are some of the *billboards on display in Guwahati*! pic.twitter.com/wiY7ee9cxk
— Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw (@kiranshaw) August 3, 2021
Twitter was enraged to see these posters and questioned why Lovlina was nowhere to be seen on them. Amid backlash, they were also taken down and replaced with pictures of Lovlina, but the damage was done. Here is how netizens reacted:
— Jitendra Pant (@JitendraPant7) August 3, 2021
It’s as if these worthies pulled the punches for her in Tokyo! https://t.co/qT3GVXYWe4
— ADIL JAL DARUKHANAWALA (@adiljal) August 3, 2021
— Prof G Ramesh (@rameshrants) August 3, 2021
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