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Jofra Archer Criticizes Taslima Nasreen’s Controversial Tweet About Moeen Ali
By SMCS - Apr 7, 2021 1:38 pm
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England pace-spearhead Jofra Archer knows not only for his deadly spells but for his tweets as well. On Tuesday, he once again came into the limelight for a sharp response to Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasreen, whose controversial post on England player Moeen Ali left everyone surprised as well.

Jofra Archer
Jofra Archer

Famous writer Taslima Nasreen is known for her writings on various topics including religion and women’s oppression as well. She has commented on Moeen Ali, citing that the England all-rounder would have strayed away to become a terrorist had he not been into cricket.

“If Moeen Ali were not stuck with cricket, he would have gone to Syria to join ISIS,” Nasreen wrote, which invited criticism from the cricket fraternity all over the world as well.

Jofra Archer responded by wondering what was wrong with the author. “Are you okay ? I don’t think you’re okay,” Archer tweeted while quoting Nasreen’s tweet.

However, she has defended her post on Moeen Ali, citing that it was sarcastic and her detractors used it in another way.

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“Haters know very well that my Moeen Ali tweet was sarcastic. But they made that an issue to humiliate me because I try to secularize Muslim society & I oppose Islamic fanaticism. One of the greatest tragedies of humankind is pro-women leftists support anti-women Islamists,” Nasreen shared in another social media post.

Jofra Archer, however, responded to the explanation too where he said that he was not willing to buy into it.

“Sarcastic? No one is laughing, not even yourself, the least you can do is delete the tweet,” Archer tweeted.

This all started a few days ago when Moeen Ali, who has been in Mumbai with the Chennai Super Kings, preparing for the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 has requested the franchise to remove an alcohol brand logo from his match jersey. Moeen Ali was bought by the Chennai based franchise for Rs 7 crore at the mini-auction of IPL 2021.

On the other hand, on Tuesday, Chennai Super Kings CEO Kasi Viswanathan has rubbished all reports that claimed Moeen Ali has requested to remove the logo. “No truth (in media reports),” CSK Chief Executive Officer Kasi Vishwanathan confirmed to India Today. However, Moeen Ali doesn’t support any logos of alcohol brands on any of his jerseys as he is Muslim and his faith restricts him from consuming alcohol.

Along with Archer, Sam Billings and Saqib Mahmood have also replied on it.