KOLKATA April 2: What is common between Lionel Messi's FC Barcelona and Baichung Bhutia's United Sikkim FC?
If you are still wondering how the two clubs of vastly different status and backgound are linked, here's the answer: Ranbir Kapoor.
United Sikkim Football Club have roped in the Bollywood star as their brand ambassador, just as Barcelona had done a couple of years ago, in India.
"We are proud to unveil Ranbir Kapoor as our brand ambassador. We have known each other for quite sometime. He is a keen follower of football," Baichung, one of the co-owners of the I-League debutants, told TOI on Tuesday.
"I approached him with the proposal of getting associated with United Sikkim after the charity football match involving Indian cricketers and actors in New Delhi last Saturday. And he accepted it," added the former India football captain.
'Barfi' star Ranbir, a self-proclaimed Barca fan, had earlier promoted Catalan club in India.