We’ve heard of club verses country rows. Now we’ve got our first club vs. Dancing with the Stars-induced row. Surprisingly, this comes from the Land of Cricket – India.
India national football team Baichung Bhutia served a quit notice to his club team Mohun Bagan on Monday after the club officials questioned his commitment to the team. Bhutia is now seeking an immediate release from his two-year contract with the club.
The cause of all of this? Apparently, Mohun Bagan slapped a showcause notice on Baichung last Thursday and accused him of remaining not “fully committed” to their I-League cause because he had repeatedly skipped practice sessions to shoot for a dance program called Jhalak Dikhla Ja. The show is the Indian Dancing with the Stars franchise.
National football coach Bob Houghton is backing Bhutia in his stand-off with Mohun Bagan and has described the club’s questioning of India captain’s commitment as “inane”. Thus, the plot thickens.
Here’s a look at Bhutia in action with some dancing soccer babes on India’s Dancing with the Stars.
If you like the babes in this video then you may as well check out our Babes section for more soccer-related eye candy.