The article “The Boxer on the flight” (Aug. 11) left a bitter taste in my mouth. The true life account clearly showed that the Indian boxer returning from the London Olympics was interested in unwanted things and felt no remorse whatsoever for his failure to win a medal. One hopes sportsmen like him will bear in mind that the government bears the expenses on their travel and accommodation abroad hoping they will bring pride, not disrepute, to the country. The coach could have kept an eye on the boxer’s conduct.
I was disturbed on reading about the indecent behaviour of the boxer. As it is, we have failed to win even one gold medal. The boxer added insult to injury. Amitava Kumar’s narration underscores the dangers of a woman travelling alone, even on a flight. I feel sorry for the young German woman who, I am sure, must have had an unpleasant trip.