France’s FIFA victory: Lt Governor Kiren Bedi’s congratulatory tweet invites trolls

Social Media News, Nation, (New Delhi), July 16:-The Puducherry Lt Governor gave a fodder to the tweeple on Sunday after she congratulated Puducherrians, terming it erstwhile French Territory, on the victory of France in FIFA World Cup.

Taking to Twitter, Bedi said that Puducherrians, the erstwhile French Territory won the World Cup.

Bedi, who is a popular figure on Twitter with more than 11 million followers, tweeted, “We the Puducherrians (erstwhile French Territory) won the World Cup. ???????? Congratulations Friends. What a mixed team-all French. Sports unites.”

Soon after her tweet, the Twitter user ridiculed her and even asked her to pull the tweet down.

“We are Indians Madam. Your publicity stunts need to stop..” said one of the trollers.

“You are happy that we were French colonial…and we idiots from Delhi dreamt of making you Chief Minister… anyways I thought u became Governor of Indian territory…but… leave it….” tweeted a user.

“There are other ways to celebrate a French victory than to be so servile. I’m a born Pondicherrian, I don’t feel I’ve won at all. France won, and it’s a game and I love the game. I don’t need the crutch of a colonial mindset to enjoy. Please do consider pulling this tweet down,” said another user.

On related note, France on Sunday won its second FIFA World Cup title after defeating Croatia in a high-octane final by 4-2 goals at the Luzhniki Stadium in Russia.

In a tournament filled with dramatic ups and downs, France stood tall in the end, keeping cool at all times despite not being in its sublime form in the group stage.

-(NAV, Inputs: Agencies)

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