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Salman for Rio: Yogeshwar Dutt lashes out at Salman Khan; Twitter backs him

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 29 April 2016, 11:43 IST

Bollywood actor Salman Khan has been receiving a lot of flak after the Indian Olympics Association (IOA) appointed him as India's Goodwill Ambassador for Rio.

Wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt, who is set to represent the country in the Rio 2016 games, condemned this move and took to Twitter to express his anguish. He questioned Salman Khan's contribution to sports and said that a renowned sports person who has made a tremendous contribution to sports should have been chosen instead of a Bollywood Actor.

Minutes after Yogeshwar Dutt lashed out at Salman Khan on Twitter #Salmanforrio started trending on Twitter. Sports Legend Milkha Singh supported Dutt's stand and was quoted by ANI saying, "IOA shouldn't have made a Bollywood person (Salman Khan) ambassador for sports event. Will they make a sports person an ambassador for Bollywood function? Govt must intervene. IOA must reconsider its decision."

Many people took to Twitter to express their disagreement over this decision of IOA. Some even voiced out their unhappiness over the fact that someone with a criminal history will be the Indian face of Olympics this time.

Take a look at some of the Twitter reactions to Khan's appointment as the Goodwill Ambassador.

First published: 29 April 2016, 11:43 IST
 
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