Football Lovers on Facebook‘ day is celebrated on an annual basis to commemorate the tragic day that took place at the Eden Gardens Stadium in Kolkata, when eight football lovers were killed in a stampede at the ground. It was the worst sporting disaster in India in the recent past and has left an indelible scar on the minds of all the victims, their families, and the supporters. In order to make this day remembered more, there are several events being organized by different football clubs in Delhi, New Delhi, Kolkata and Kanyakumari.
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Delhi’s largest football club, Mohun Bagan, has organized a special tournament for its football lovers called “Ladies Cricket Tournament” in honor of the day that marked the end of their love affair with cricket. The tournament was hosted by the club’s mascot, “Kapil”. He was joined by some female football lovers dressed up as cricket players and other female football lovers wearing football shirts and hats.
“Kapil” was also accompanied by a number of Indian football stars who played for other football clubs. Some of them were former national team members like Sandesh Jhingan, Gaurav Kalra, Ritu Kumar, Shavit Raja, Ashok Chauhan, Sukhwinder Singh and many more.