Vijay Goel referred PV Sindhu and Sakshi Malik as “gold medallists”, instead of silver and bronze respectively.
New Delhi: Union Sports Minister and BJP leader Vijay Goel has had a rollercoaster of a ride since the start of Rio Olympics and he yet again suffered a foot-in-mouth moment, while he referred PV Sindhu and Sakshi Malik as “gold medallists”, instead of silver and bronze respectively.
Though Goel had later released a statement saying it was just a slip of tongue, but twitter just can't get enough of the incident and people have continued to troll the Sports Minister.
True , who knows Vijay Goel ji might win a gold medal in gymnastics in the future ,he is a very flexible dude . https://t.co/DNpBirO2q3
— Design Bandit (@arroworks) August 29, 2016
"Rio Olympic Gold Medallists PV Sindhu & Sakshi Malik met PM today- Vijay Goel"
Its Kejriwal fault, too many licensed liquor shops in Delhi!
— Arun Shourie (@MirrorShourie) August 28, 2016
Vijay Goel is a true alchemist. Rub any metal on his head, it'll turn into gold. https://t.co/023VDmJTpV
— Anti Rational (@sumit_roy_) August 28, 2016
Can someone please send Vijay Goel back to Rio?
— Nehr-who? (@threeinchfooll) August 28, 2016
— alka saxena (@alka_saxena1) August 29, 2016