Guwahati: “Ami Asu Apunalokor Logot (We are with you) Stay Strong, Assam”- Yes, that’s how English premier league football giant Arsenal football club has expressed their solidarity with the flood-affected state of Assam on Friday.
In a video message posted on its official Instagram page, the popular football club asked the people of the state to stay strong while facing the calamity in both Assamese and English languages.
The post immediately went viral and excited a lot many from the football loving region of northeast.
While love for the football club started to pour from the flood-affected state’s netizens, many even took the opportunity to remind top Indian celebrities and influencers of their ‘weak’ stand.
Popular Bollywood actor and son of the soil, Adil Hussain took it to Twitter and wrote: “Arsenal FC stands with Assamese People. I don’t understand why, then, our Celebrities, Mainstream Media, Cricket Stars are not raising their voices in support of Assamese people! So disappointed with you all.”
Arsenal, known as Gunners, has a huge fan base in India and especially in the northeast region.
India football captain Sunil Chetri too also expressed his solidarity with the flood-affected people. Chetri tweeted: “Along with the prayers, Assam needs as much attention and help as possible to recover from the floods it is under. There’s been considerable loss of life – both man and animal, and I can only sincerely hope that the numbers don’t rise. #AssamFloods.”
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal also tweeted: “My heart goes out to all the people affected by the disastrous flooding in Assam. On behalf of the people of Delhi, I offer full solidarity and support to the people of Assam.”
Assam has been witnessing one of the most devastating floods this year with at least 76 deaths and over 35 lakh people remained flood-affected till Friday evening.