England cricketers have come in support of their teammate Moeen Ali after Bangladeshi-Swedish writer, Taslima Nasreen, posted an Islamophobic tweet targeting the allrounder.
English pacer Jofra Archer took to Twitter and wrote, “Are you okay ? I don’t think you’re okay.”
Are you okay ? I don’t think you’re okay https://t.co/rmiFHhDXiO— Jofra Archer (@JofraArcher) April 6, 2021
Reacting to Nasrin’s clarification that her tweet on Ali was in sarcasm, Archer wrote, “Sarcastic ? No one is laughing , not even yourself , the least you can do is delete the tweet.”
Another English cricketer Saqib Mahmood tweeted, “Can’t believe this. Disgusting tweet. Disgusting individual.”
Can’t believe this. Disgusting tweet. Disgusting individual https://t.co/g8O1MWyR81— Saqib Mahmood (@SaqMahmood25) April 6, 2021
“Please everyone report taslimas account! Disgusting!,” wrote England batsman, Sam Billings.
Please everyone report taslimas account! Disgusting!— Sam Billings (@sambillings) April 6, 2021
Earlier, Nasrin tweeted, “If Moeen Ali were not stuck with cricket, he would have gone to Syria to join ISIS.”
Moeen Ali has represented England in 61 Test matches to score 2831 runs including five centuries and 14 half-centuries. He’s also taken 189 Test wickets. Moeen has represented England in 109 ODI matches, scoring 1849 and taking 89 wickets.
The England all-rounder was in news recently after he refused to wear the logo of an alcohol brand on his jersey during the IPL 2021.