World Cup: England's Muslim players leave when celebrations with alcohol begin

World Cup: Englands Muslim players leave when celebrations with alcohol begin

Dubai - The viral video has received mixed reaction online.

By Web Report

Published: Mon 15 Jul 2019, 4:12 PM

Last updated: Mon 15 Jul 2019, 6:45 PM

England's historic World Cup win on July 14 is making headlines around the world - almost every aspect of it - including the moment when two Muslim players 'rushed off' the podium during the celebrations at Lord's.
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A short clip of star spinners, Moeen Ali and Adil Rashid, has gone viral on social media - as they quickly left team England's celebrations as one of the players popped a bottle of alcohol.
The players' reaction have received mixed response on social media, with some supporting and respecting the players' decision to leave, while some feel that they should have stayed on. But mostly netizens and fans applauded the diversity in the English side.

Ali and Adil are Muslim and their faith forbids them from consuming alcohol.
Earlier, in the post-match press conference, English captain Eoin Morgan celebrated the team's diversity - commenting that both Irish luck and Allah was on their side.
Asked if England had enjoyed the famed luck of the Irish, said: "I spoke to Adil, he said Allah was definitely with us.
"It actually epitomises our team, quite diverse backgrounds and cultures."
The 32-year-old added: "It was the most incredible game of cricket, with nothing between the sides.
"I commend the Black Caps and Kane (Williamson, New Zealand captain), they've been absolutely incredible."

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