CK Vineeth is not just an everyday footballer. He is a legend of sorts in his home state of Kerala as well as in the rest of south India. The 29-year-old has played for India and has been an India Super League veteran. He usually plays as a midfielder but is never shy of attacking when given the opportunity. The versatile footballer also plays fullback with as much ease.
CK Vineeth surprised everyone by writing ‘NIL’ on the birth certificate of his newborn son, where it was asked to mention the baby’s religion. This move is appreciated by one and all on Twitter as his fans praised the footballer’s decision of exercising his ‘freedom of religion’.
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This is what Vineeth tweeted first:
My little game changer has arrived.__ pic.twitter.com/u1GLtxO6VC
— CK Vineeth (@ckvineeth) February 24, 2018
Explaining Vineeth’s intentions, Pramod Raman, a journalist, tweeted:
Let my son choose his belief, if he needs one, once he grows up, said CK Vineeth to me. Great inspiration for those who stand for religious freedom and tolerance in this country. @ckvineeth
— Pramod Raman (@apramodraman) March 16, 2018
Here is how Twitter reacted to Vineeths’s move:
Respect for you
— Manas M M (@abduspeaks) March 16, 2018
— Sriram PV (@chotasri) March 16, 2018
Proud of u man
— Anithamary13 (@Anithamary131) March 16, 2018
Good decision #CK Vineeth#
— Muhammedali (@Muhamme93416332) March 17, 2018
Great move..real role model to the youths..humanity is all we needed..baby you can achieve a lot because u get a wonderful father..well done @ckvineeth pic.twitter.com/L36hzKzcgs
— akhila kochu (@Akhila178) March 16, 2018
Let it be the start for a change which will change the whole world…_
— Anandu G Krishnan (@AnanduGKrish) March 16, 2018
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Fans are hopeful that this move will set a benchmark for others to follow, emphasizing that parents need to give their offspring the freedom to choose whichever religion they wish to, if at all.