Bringing Sikhi to the Superbowl!

February 7, 2011

Guest blog by Amit Guleria

Amit and his father being interviewed by the Journal Sentinel. Click the picture to watch the video.

My father and I are two die-hard Packers fans who love being Sikhs. On Super Bowl Sunday, we wanted to display our Packers pride and our Sikh articles of faith.

Normally, a Packer fan wears a jersey and a cheesehead. In place of a cheesehead, my father and I wore yellow turbans.

We didn’t think much of our outfits or the reactions we would receive, but much to our surprise everyone loved it! Groups of people by the dozens approached us, praised our turbans and asked to have a photo with us. Some even stood in line and patiently waited to be photographed with two Sikhs at the Super Bowl.

A photographer from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Mike De Sisti, witnessed some of these interactions and asked to interview us about it.

Moral of the story: take pride in being a Sikh.

And if you’re still not convinced, wear a yellow turban to a Packers game. Oh, and cheer for the Super Bowl Champion Green Bay Packers.

– Amit Guleria