Homages all over the world are pouring in for 'the greatest' Muhammad Ali whose demise has left a big hole in the sports world. Following the same trend, Kerala Sports Minister and senior CPM leader E P Jayarajan offered his tribute to boxing legend too in an audio interview to a Malayalam news channel.
And brace yourself, here's what he said on live TV:
''Just now, I have heard the news that Muhammad Ali died in America. He was a great personality in Kerala’s sports world. Winning gold medals, he took the fame of Kerala to the world and to the skies. I am expressing Kerala’s grief in his death''
Yes, and we don't know whether to laugh or cry!
Thankfully, the anchor was quick enough to sense more embarrassment, so she cut off the audio of the minister but the Internet had already started trolling him for this huge gaffe as it did for Anadita Patel who had called Ali a great 'footballer'
These are a few golden reactions:
Thank God the anchor cut the call of Min Jayarajan,Otherwise he wud also have announced Rs 50 Lakh compensation & jobs to someone in Kerala— Tinu Cherian Abraham (@tinucherian) June 4, 2016
Kerala Sports Minister E P Jayaraman said Muhammad Ali won a gold medal for Kerala. Anadita, u can reactivate now.— NumbYaar (@NumbYaar) June 5, 2016
Congress - We have PappuAAP - We have KejuCPIM - We have Jayarajan #ജയരാജൻ— Binu Padmam (@bnutwt) June 4, 2016
Keralites are lucky enough to have Jayarajan not as education minister,histories would have been re-written!! #ജയരാജൻ— Arjun CM (@arjun_pdm) June 4, 2016
Kerala sports minister E P Jayarajan, said in the TV, #MuhammadAli won medals for Kerala. Sanghis beware, You hv competitors— Indie Jo (@Indie_jo) June 4, 2016
If the social media didn't recognize his mistake, definitely EPJayarajan will order a govt aid of 5lakh rupees to Ali#Anadita_patel— Akhil Joseph (@Akhiel_Joe) June 4, 2016