Fact check Moeen Ali: India should apologize on Nupur Sharma controversy, else boycott IPL… know the truth of CSK cricketer’s viral post

A tweet by England cricketer Moeen Ali, which went viral on social media platform, states that he will not play a single match in India unless the country is responsible for a ruling party official’s controversial remarks about Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). Doesn’t apologize. However, the claim is false and the account from which the tweet was shared has been suspended.

In this regard, the England Cricket Board told AFP that the Twitter account was fake. The screenshot was shared in a Facebook post on June 8, 2022. A tweet from the account named “Moeen Munir Ali” is shown, which read, ‘If India does not apologize for its blasphemous statement, I will never go to India again to play a match. I will also boycott IPL. And I would appeal to my fellow Muslim brothers to do the same. I love Muhammad (PBUH).”
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Moeen Ali is a professional cricketer who plays for England. He also plays for Chennai Super Kings captained by Mahendra Singh Dhoni in India’s domestic cricket tournament IPL. This post went viral when a Muslim strongly opposed the statements of Suspended BJP leader Nupur Sharma. Controversy also took place at many places.

Screenshot of Moeen Ali’s misleading tweet was shared on Facebook in Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Pakistan. However, the claim is false. The tweet was posted from the Twitter account @Moeen_Ali18, which has been suspended. The suspended account details obtained from the Wayback Machine show that it is not official.

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Jonathan Reid, head of media and publications at the England and Wales Cricket Board, told AFP that the account did not belong to the cricketer. “It was a fake account. Moin does not have any social media account,” he said. Ali’s official profile on the England Cricket Board website is linked to his Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts, but all three accounts are inactive.