Sarcasm, a small word that often helps us to get by the stupidity of the world! Being sarcastic is an art and some manage to ace it perfectly. One of them is Ram Subramanian. His tweeter handle ‘Voice of Ram,’ is famous for taking sarcastic digs at different issues. From Modi-government to environmental degradation, he has shared his views on different aspects. Though some of his contents are really good, his recent tweet about football brings up a crucial question, where do you cross the line of sarcasm and land into meaningless ranting?
Recently, a video from Indian football team captain Sunil Chhetri circulated on the internet where he could be seen talking about how Indians should come and support their country’s team. The raw emotion made it viral instantly and many people actually turned up to see a match held between India and Kenya. In case you have missed the video, here it is for you:
This is nothing but a small plea from me to you. Take out a little time and give me a listen. pic.twitter.com/fcOA3qPH8i
— Sunil Chhetri (@chetrisunil11) June 2, 2018
Following that Ram Subramanian posted a tweet addressing Chhetri in a very sarcastic way that also borders on the line of being offensive. Here’s what he posted:
Dear @chetrisunil11 Indian football rocks. I just found out that Messi and Ronaldo, despite being such prolific scorers, have not managed to score a single goal against India yet. That says something about our team. Congrats. You have my support. Will try to watch every game.
— Voice Of Ram (@VORdotcom) June 5, 2018
Expectedly, Twitterati got infuriated with his sarcasm and started slamming him. Many pointed out the fact that his sarcastic nature forgot the value of the word respect. Here are some of the tweets:
Dear Sasta Kambli
When raghuram and Vishal dadlani haven’t shit for 7 days and when they do it together the product is you. You remember the semen filled balloons found by your friend gurmehar ? Well your father could have used one and this world would have been a better place.
— The irony man (@raitaKreporter) June 5, 2018
But you forgot to abuse Modiji this time. How dare you
— samy (@samiir) June 5, 2018
Dear Ram, I know that you hardly care about this stuff, seriously this is not your domain!! I know you will brand me a hyper nationalist for calling you out… But atleast pride in the legend @chetrisunil11 for his efforts to promote the sport🤦🏻♂️
— Roshan Sameer (@Rosh_Sam_LFC) June 5, 2018
How do I delete someone else’s tweet?
— sandesh jain (@sandeshbjain) June 5, 2018
Bhai agar football samjha nahi aati toh krupaya karke kuch boliye mat 🙏Advertisement— मीतेश गांवकर (@miteshgaonkar) June 5, 2018
Sir aap Horror wali blue film ke hero dikhte ho 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
— anup (@isranianup) June 5, 2018
They fear footballs like you, that’s why Messi-Ronaldo are scared to play. Kya pata kab koi takla pakis ke saath mil ke maidan pe fat pade.
— Not_on_My_Watch (@DevArya67056356) June 5, 2018
Not only this, but he also took a dig at the tweet by Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli supporting Sunil Chhetri’s video:
— Voice Of Ram (@VORdotcom) June 3, 2018
Twitterati couldn’t keep their calm and trolled him for the same. Here’s what they wrote:
Dude if they are any good they don’t need virat kohli. And by the way Virat India respects you for your talent not for your advertising skills.
— HummingBird ਹਿੰਗਬਬਰ (@FnoHumming) June 4, 2018
tera takla bhi to football jaisa hai..
— BAGAR BILLA (@bagarbillab) June 3, 2018
Kyu be! Police be abhi tak andar nahi kiya tere ko? @MrsGandhi See this fellow is still ranting on Twitter shamelessly! 😡
— Rishi (@rishi_dube) June 3, 2018
Is it a justified sarcasm or crossing the line?