A video uploaded on ATK Mohun Bagan’s Instagram web page, which has since been deleted, captured the 28-year-old defender as saying, “Aurato ke saath match khel aaya hoon, aurato ke saath” (I’ve performed a match with girls, with girls) as he made his means again to the dressing room at Vasco in Goa on Saturday.
His remark induced an uproar on social media with many customers coming down closely on the participant, forcing him to difficulty an apology.
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“I do know rather a lot has occurred within the final 48 years, and it has been all the way down to an error in judgement on my half. I’ve had the time to sit down and mirror, one thing which I ought to have performed, as an alternative of reacting…” Jhingan mentioned in a video he posted on Twitter.
“To place it merely, what I mentioned within the warmth of the sport, is, it is flawed, and I’m actually sorry for it and I do know I’ve let many individuals down, together with myself and my household.
“I can not erase what I’ve performed already, however I’ll certainly do from that is to be taught from the state of affairs, attempt to be a greater human being and higher skilled and attempt to be an excellent instance.”
He mentioned a fallout from this unsavoury incident “has been that quite a lot of hate has been focused in direction of my household, particularly my spouse”.
“I do know individuals are upset with me however to threaten and racially abuse my household, I believe, is just not required and unwelcome. So I please request you all to not do it.
“Lastly once more, I’m actually sorry however I’ll attempt to be taught from this and attempt to be a greater human being,” Jhingan added.
Via a collection of tweets, Jhingan had additionally apologised on Sunday.
“If my feedback have harm anybody, my apologies. It was by no means meant to create any hurt to anybody,” he mentioned in one of many tweets.
“Those that know me personally will inform you that I’ve at all times been an enormous supporter of the Indian girls’s staff and ladies generally. Remember that I’ve a mom, my sisters and my spouse, and I’ve at all times been respectful in direction of girls.”
He had mentioned he made the remark throughout an argument he had together with his teammates after the sport.
“What I mentioned was a results of the frustration for not successful the sport. I instructed my teammate to not make excuses, so anybody taking my remark in a different way is simply doing it to tarnish my title.”