Former Indian off spinner Harbhajan Singh is facing backlash from fans for poking fun at Pakistani flag alongside flags of other countries on social media.
It all started when the former cricketer posted flags of several countries including Pakistan, Malaysia, Maldives and Algeria in a tweet stating, “Some countries have moon on their flags. While some countries having their flags on moon," while celebrating the successful launch of India's Chandrayaan-2 mission.
Some countries have moon on their flags
While some countries having their flags on moon
🇺🇸 🇷🇺 🇮🇳 🇨🇳#Chandrayaan2theMoon
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) 22 July 2019
However, the controversial tweet stirred off a backlash with some accusing Harbhajan of being ‘Islamophobic' while others calling for the Board of Control for Cricket in India to take action on it.
May I disturb this bigoted story of yours with some reality? This is the Nepal flag, also with the crescent moon on it. Literally ‘flagging' all ‘Muslim' countries, is the essence of Islamophobic baiting & profiling. Wish you cd learn from Sri Lankan cricketers & rise above this. pic.twitter.com/HMPkexOE2V
— Kavita Krishnan (@kavita_krishnan) 23 July 2019
Countries with flags on moon
🇺🇸 Needs 🇵🇰 for face saving in the region..
🇷🇺 Needs 🇵🇰 to stay viable in the region..
🇨🇳 Needs 🇵🇰 to dominate the region..
— SadiaSattar (@SadiaSattar_) 22 July 2019
Shame on you @harbhajan_singh .
Your Tweet is in bad taste and shows Indians in a bad light.
You are not a True Sportsman.
You are a Communal Person
I hope @bcci takes action against
You for your Communal Tweet and stops yours Pension .
Shame on You.
— Ashish Joshi (@acjoshi) 22 July 2019
Ohhh Yes that's Why Indian have no toilets on the earth,
Indian go to the moon attend the bathroom & come back to earth.
I hope there would be some beaches on the moon too
— Bashir Ahmad Khan 🇵🇰🇵🇸 (@bloves88) 23 July 2019
Paaji, this is not a nice way to celebrate our success. Instead of putting others down, we must strive to be better than those already better than us, no? 😐
— Political Kats (@politicalkats) 22 July 2019