On 29 June, Pakistan cricket team is playing a group match against Afghanistan in leads. A twitter trend PAK vs AFG have started trending since morning, but there was another trend on twitter #PAkistanvsNamakHarams. Pakistanis being the moderately cool headed fellows condemned it and Twitterati tweeted against the racist trend.
Shame on those who started this trend.#PakistanVsNamakHarams
— Nouman Younas (@Noumaan22) June 29, 2019
Pakistan and Afghanistan have a long history together, Pakistan has catered to 20 million Afghan refugees ever since peace was disrupted in Afghanistan when Russia invaded the country in 1979. Even now Pakistan is a partner in the peace dialogue between Afghan government an opposition. Still, for some reason (read Indian infiltration, funding, and propaganda) Afghanis don’t really like Pakistanis.
Pak vs Afg Match: Things just got crazy in the stadium
One hour after the PAK vs AFG match started, another one started in the stands, clashes between the Pakistani and Afghani cricket fans broke out in the stadium. As things got heated up in the match. Police had to intervene and they had to forcefully remove some of the culprits from the stands.
Apparently, the clashes were triggered by a plane that flew over the stadium during the PAK vs AFG match. With a controversial slogan in favor of forced disappearances, it was easily readable.
Headingley Stadium: Plane trailing banners calling for "Justice for Balochistan" & "Help End Disappearances in Pakistan" attract spectators attention. #EndEnforcedDisappearances pic.twitter.com/LLk05BSLVn
— BRPبلوچ رپبلکن پارٹی (@BRP_MediaCell) June 29, 2019
The Afghan supporters attacked the security official and tried to break the barricades. As they wanted to enter the stadium again. Afghan fans also assaulted some journalist for filming the whole incident too.
— Cricket Blog (@blogcricket_pk) June 29, 2019
Ruthless Afghani fans attacked a Pakistani fan with sticks, bottles, and whatnot:
So, the fans evicted from the stadium first attacked the security officials to let them in. And when they failed, they took it out on a lone Pakistani fan. 10 to 15 Afghani fans attacked one single guy and beat the daylight out of him. Again police had to intervene to release the poor Pakistani lad.
— saLmAn KhaN stand with Kashmir 💪💪 (@CwcKhan) June 29, 2019
And that was not the end:
So its PAK vs AFG cricket match in the stadium between the teams, while the fans broke into a brawl and that was just sick to watch.
Politics should not pollute any game ever, whether you win or loose sportsman spirit is a must.