“Don’t use my comments as a medium to further your vested interests and propaganda”: Neeraj Chopra shuts down right wing hatemongers

Neeraj Chopra, who won the gold medal for India in the Tokyo Olympics 2020, has been in constant discussion for the past several days. Meanwhile, Neeraj Chopra has shared a video of himself, in which he has kept his heart. In the video, Neeraj Chopra is seen giving a clarification on taking back his spear from Pakistani javelin thrower Arshad Nadeem.

Clearing the air around the whole incident, Neeraj requested everyone not to use his words to “further their vested interests and propaganda”. 

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Sharing a video message, he wrote in his tweet, “I would request everyone to please not use me and my comments as a medium to further your vested interests and propaganda. Sports teaches us to be together and united. I’m extremely disappointed to see some of the reactions from the public on my recent comments.”

Neeraj Chopra is saying in the video that thank you all. That you all gave so much love. In an interview I said that I took the Javelin from Pakistani player Arshad Nadeem before making the first throw. Some people have made a big issue out of it which is a very simple thing, anyone who has a personal Javelin others can also use it. This is the rule. Nothing wrong with that, it’s not a big deal. People are making issues with this thing by taking my support, I request everyone not to do this. Sports teaches everyone to walk together. We all players live with love, don’t say anything that hurts me.

Let us tell you, Neeraj Chopra in a recent media interaction narrated how he was searching for his javelin before his first round and then suddenly found it with his Pakistani counterpart Arshad Nadeem. He asked Nadeem for the javelin as he reasoned it was his and upon handing his over he hurriedly went for his first shot.

This had prompted right wing hatemongers to launch an attack on Arshad accusing him of attempting to sabotage the Indian star’s Olympic chances. But Neeraj made it clear that the Pakistani athlete was not tampering with his javelin.

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