Twitter is ablaze with backlash after a Liverpool FC posted a photo of two Muslim fans praying.
Anger on social media has reached fever pitch after a Liverpool FC fan took a picture of two Muslims praying and calling them a ‘disgrace.’
The ignorant ass responsible for this disgusting post goes by the name of Stephen Dodd. The offensive captioned photo was taken during the half time of last Sunday’s quarterfinal goalless draw with the Blackburn Rovers.
— stephen dodd (@stedoddnew) March 9, 2015
Immediately after posting the picture, swarms of angry Twitter users began rightly shaming Dodd calling him an idiot and bigot, among other names. Adding more insult to injury is the fact that Dodd is a Liverpool supporter who have two Muslim players on their roster, Emre Can and Kolo Toure, as Twitter users pointed out.
Surprisingly, the majority of the angry tweets are not from Muslims or Arabs, but rather from Brits concerned with the rising tide of Islamophobia. Racism and discrimination continues to mar the world’s number one sport, but thankfully in this case there seems to be more people coming to defense of Muslims then attacking them.
Here are some of the reactions on Twitter:
whys it disgraceful? Several liverpool players are Muslims and pray before and during the game?? Dick— Archie Oliver (@2f5efadfc8654cb) March 11, 2015
Liverpool have Muslim players, no? What a simpleton #prt— JuliE (@1Julie92) March 9, 2015