Ganesh utsav brings Kolkatas pot-bellied onto the football field

September 10th, 2008 - 5:44 pm ICT by ANI  

Kolkata, Sept 10 (ANI): Kolkata chose to celebrate Ganesh Utsav in a different way this year.

They organized a football match which featured only pot-bellied players. Men with huge pot bellies, just like Lord Ganesh himself, ran around kicking the ball to the great amusement of spectators.

The pot-bellied players struggled hard to play the game on a marshy field.

Interestingly, only men with a waist size of above 42 inches were allowed to participate in the match.

This match has been taking place since the past 11 years now and I have been playing it and I love playing it. This is very famous and only those with big tummies are allowed to play, said Jagdish Gosh, a 47-inch pot-bellied football player.

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