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Sunil Chetri gets racist comments on a live chat with Virat Kohli

In another incidence of proving racism that exists in India, an Instagram user targeted India’s football team captain Sunil Chhetri with a racist comment during his Instagram live chat with India cricket team skipper Virat Kohli.

“Ye Nepali kon h (who is this Nepali),” an Instagram user by with the handle “yasharma.official” commented during the interaction between two of the country’s sporting icons. A Twitter user shared a screenshot of the Instagram live chat with the comment and condemned the racist attitude towards people from the North-East, specifying the derogatory words that are frequently used for them in some other parts of India.

“The Indian football captain is called Nepali can only imagine the plight of North East people here,” the user wrote.

“People not knowing Chhetri is still fine. But society has sort of normalised chinki, Nepali etc towards them,” he wrote, before adding “It’s shameful.”

Twitter users were enraged by the comment, with one user writing that the user who made the distasteful remark has been reported. “Nobody undermines Sunil Chhetri,” he added.

The Instagram user’s handle has been deactivated.

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