6 Dec : The chaos which nearly threatened to upset Diego Maradona’s felicitation programme at the Yuva Bharati Krirangan left India captain Baichung Bhutia disappointed.
Bhutia, who led the External Affairs XI side against the Chief Ministers XI in an exhibition match, was thrilled to have come close to the legend, was however, unhappy with the way things were handled by the organisers, the state governement and the celebrity management company.
"Things could have been better handled. There were too many people around with the cops and media getting into the way of things. That Maradona will be visiting Kolkata was known before hand, but the organisation left a lot to be desired," India and Mohun Bagan skipper Bhutia told a news agency.
However, the Sikkimese snipper was thrilled with the experience."It was great to come close to the legend. There was a lot of excitement and it was nice that such a legend visited the city."
Bhutia’s team won the match 1-0, courtesy an own goal. Maradona is scheduled to visit Mohun Bagan club on Sunday for a clinic with under-12 boys of the club but Bhutia said he won’t be there.
"I know a lot of players would be going but I am not going there," he said.