Thursday, 11 July 2019
Manchester: After India's match against Sri Lanka at Leeds last week witnessed politicisation of sensitive events pertaining to India, yesterday, a few fans attempted to use the World Cup semi-final match between India and New Zealand here at Old Trafford to demonstrate issues pertaining to Punjab.Four fans, who were wearing t-shirts that read, 'Punjab referendum 2020', were evicted by the police.
Dalpreet Singh, who is based in Birmingham, told mid-day: "We are being evicted from the stadium. We were only wearing this t-shirt. We were not chanting anything. But yes, we wanted to demonstrate and express our feelings and that is why we wore this t-shirt. It is our right to demonstrate.