In October, 16-year-old Gourav Mukhi of Jamshedpur FC scored the 2-2 equalizer against Bengaluru FC in the Indian Super League. The soccer world in India went nuts for that goal because it meant that Gourav Mukhi was the youngest goalscorer in Indian Super League history (their top league) at just 16-years-old.
Flash forward three months and wunderkind Gourav Mukhi has been suspended for six months and he’s had his club registration revoked. Why? He’s actually 28-years-old and was lying about his age the whole time.
A quick look at a picture of Gourav Mukhi has me wondering just how in the shit anyone believed that he was only 16-years-old. The dude has a mustache as thick as a young Tom Sellick. He looks like a grown ass man. In NO WAY does he look like a teen going through puberty.
Seriously. THIS IS THE DUDE that people believed was 16-years-old?! Are you kidding me right now with this? He looks old enough to be a grandfather.
According to The Sun in the UK, not only was the mustache a dead giveaway but Gourav Mukhi also had his birthday listed as “born on April 5, 1999” which also conflicted with his reported age. That should’ve been a red flag right there when the dude couldn’t even get his math right when lying about his age.
Everyone was fooled by his historic goal, even his teammates:
it was a historic moment – with Mukhi listed as 16-years-old and taking the accolade as the ISL’s youngest ever goalscorer.
He was even congratulated on the pitch in his big moment by team-mate and former Everton, Millwall and Australia international Tim Cahill.
He said to the “teen”: “This is the best moment of your life.”
But things have rapidly turned sour for the player sporting a fine moustache. (via)
Again, I don’t see how anyone alive can look at a photograph of that dude and believe that he’s sixteen. Not to mention, how you’d interact with him in person and not realize that he’s actually 28. Everything about this boggles the mind.
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