‘Football, bloody hell!'
Fans often remember these famous words of the legendary football manager Sir Alex Ferguson, everytime the beautiful game presents some magical set of events that words cannot do justice.
They might have the exact same reaction when they hear that some youths in Bangladesh have been arrested for arranging an amateur football tournament amid the country's stringent Covid-19 lockdown, as if oblivious to the fatal disease being at its peak in the country, shattering records every other day.
As many as 50 were arrested from Chandpur on Friday for violating lockdown restrictions and arranging/attending the football tournament.
The Akkas Ali High School field, near Chandpur Railway Station, was the venue chosen for the tournament, and it was there that the arrests were made.
Chandpur Police Super Molin Mahmud confirmed the arrests to UNB.
“We made the arrests after receiving information that more than a hundred people had gathered at the field on the pretext of a football tournament,” Molin said.
He warned of stricter action if people were found wandering around the streets or arranging mass gatherings during the lockdown.