Kochi: Actor and youth ambassador of Kerala Blasters Nivin Pauly has arranged a VIP ticket for Indian Football Player I M Vijayan, who was offered a general ticket by the Kerala Football Association for the ISL final match.

The organisers’ move to issue a gallery ticket for Vijayan had stirred up controversy. Against this backdrop, Nivin invited Vijayan to watch the match along with him at the VIP gallery.

In his reaction, Vijayan had charged that the Kerala Football Association has shown disrespect to him by giving a general ticket.

“Had the match been conducted in Kolkata, I would have offered a better treatment. It is quite unfortunate that the VIP tickets are being offered for those who have no association with the game,” he had said.

Meanwhile, KFA had played down the issue, stating that the former footballer was creating needless controversies.