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Indians Are ‘Boycotting’ Spiderman Star For PM Modi Comment. But They Got The Wrong Man

Sardar Patel Stadium, Motera, was on Wednesday named after PM Narendra Modi.


  • Folks confuse Spiderman actor with the British cricketer of similar title
  • Mr Holland had taken a jibe at PM Modi over renaming of Motera stadium
  • “Not good signal for international locations when leaders pull that trick,” tweet learn

New Delhi:

Indian Twitter customers have finished it once more – bark up the improper tree, that’s. This time they’ve confused Spiderman actor Tom Holland with the British writer and cricketer of the identical title. All it took for the floodgates to open was the latter’s sardonic tweets on a stadium being named after Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Mr Holland was referring to the Motera, Ahmedabad, positioned facility that may seat as much as a 132,000 individuals, the world’s greatest such cricket stadium. Earlier referred to as Sardar Patel Stadium, it was on Wednesday inaugurated by President Ram Nath Kovind following a revamp, and renamed after the Prime Minister.

The British author adopted up his first tweet with one other one.

His Twitter profile reads: “New historical past of Christianity – ‘Dominion’ – out now! Dinosaur lover. Stonehenge Tunnel hater. A ‘main English cricketer’ – The Instances. Podcast: @theresthistory”

The obvious followers of PM Modi, nonetheless, appeared to have missed studying the profile. They mistook him for the actor who performs the web-crawling superhero within the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Promptly, #BoycottSpiderman started trending on the micro-blogging web site on Wednesday.

Whereas the actor hasn’t reacted to the mix-up but, writer Holland as we speak posted a media article on the problem.

Solely a few month in the past, a bit of Indian cricket followers, exuberant after their nationwide group’s historic Take a look at sequence victory in Australia, have been seen trolling somebody named Tim Payne on Instagram. They’d clearly mistaken that Instagrammer for the Australian skipper, Tim Paine.

In 2017, many Indians indignant with Snapchat, the US multimedia messaging platform, have been seen touchdown on homegrown e-commerce web site Snapdeal’s web page on Google Play Retailer inadvertently to downgrade its rankings. They have been upset with the previous’s CEO, Even Spiegel, reportedly saying that the app was “meant just for wealthy individuals” and that he was bored with increasing to “poor international locations like India and Spain”. 

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