NEW DELHI – England cricketers Saqib Mahmood, Jofra Archer and Sam Billings have slammed controversial Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasreen for her Islamobhobic tweet on Moeen Ali.
Taslima, a Bangldeshi author who has been living in exile in India, faced baclash on Monday as she made hateful comments on Moeen. He was recently in the news after reports emerged that he had asked the management of IPL team Chennai Super King (CSK) to remove a beer brand logo from his jersey.The rumours were later quashed by CSK.
Taking to Twitter, the 58-year old author, who is infamous for her anti-Muslim tirade, stated that Moeen would have joined ISIS had he not been playing cricket, tweeting: “If Moeen Ali were not stuck with cricket, he would have gone to Syria to join ISIS.”
Taslima’s tweet has caused an uproar on social media as several users have slammed her for her distasteful tweet. On Tuesday, Jofra Archer, Saqib Mahmood, and Sam Billings also made sure to slam the author as they backed their England teammate. Mahmood was the first to react to the tweet as he expressed his surprise over it.
He called the tweet as well as Taslima disgusting and 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
Billings was quick to join the bandwagon and urged others to report Taslima’s account, tweeting: “Please everyone report this account”
Are you okay ? I don’t think you’re okay https://t.co/rmiFHhDXiO
— Jofra Archer (@JofraArcher) April 6, 2021