Suspended Chennai Super Kings doctor Madhu Thottappillil has publicly apologised for his controversial social media post. He actually made fun of the government after the reports of Indian soldiers martyred in a violent clash with Chinese troops in eastern Ladakh. He later deleted his tweet and the franchisee subsequently dismissed him from the position. Thottappillil took to twitter on Thursday and offered an apology.
“On June 16th, I had put out a tweet, and after I realised that the words used by me was inappropriate and unintended. I deleted the same. But by then there were screenshots of my tweet being circulated and shared in social media,” the doctor stated in his apology note.
Thottapillil made it clear that he had no intention to belittle Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s efforts in fighting the crisis.
“It was never my intention to belittle the great & herculean efforts taken by our Honb’le prime minister and the Govt in taking care of all the citizens obligations of this great nation and its Army or our brave Martyrs.
“I have always respected the efforts of the govenment in its valiant war on Covid-19 pandemic armed forces and valour of the armed forces standing and fighting under adverse conditions.
Thotapillil said that he can understand that his post has hurt the feelings of thousands of people.
“I regret the hurt and anguish I may have caused to many people who read my Tweet and wholeheartedly apologise for the same,” he wrote.
“I have tweeted inadvertently and mistakenly and it has nothing to do with my association with any individual or organisation.”
CSK captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni who holds the rank of an honorary lieutenant in Territorial Army announced the suspension of Thottapillil on Wednesday in its official twitter page.