Demba Ba accuses Daily Mirror of inciting hatred
Written by: Tushaar Sachdeva
At least 50 have lost their lives in the attack.
In a recent turn of events, Demba Ba has lashed out on the media outlet Daily Mirror accusing of encouraging hatred by the choice of headlines and the formation of the front page in the after hours of the Christchurch mosque shootings last Friday.
Himself a practising Muslim, Demba expressed his views on Twitter drawing the comparison of the controversial front page from the past and now. He used the example of the Mirror's front page the day after the Orlando nightclub shootings on June 12, 2016 - where 49 people were killed by man. The man was reported to have sworn loyalty to ISIS. He compared that front page to the coverage of recent tragic events of New Zealand.
The 2016 edition read, "ISIS maniac kills 50 in gay club." While the Christchurch front page featured a photograph of one of the terrorists as a young child with the headline "Angelic boy who grew into an evil far-right mass killer."
The difference urged the former Chelsea forward to draw the change and to point out the right thing to the media house. He posted a photo with "Spot the Difference" written on the top.
"SHAME ON YOU Daily Mirror. You and all the other journalists that create hate among us people," said Ba on Twitter.
The Istanbul Başakşehir player was lauded on Twitter for his stand. This is how the fans reacted.
Boycott @DailyMirror— Disenthral King (@Disenthral87) March 17, 2019
Rag paper! Don’t buy the mail or the sun— DMacLife (@d_maclife) March 18, 2019
May Allah bless you demba ba????— Ariha (@CFCAriha) March 17, 2019
Time to call the media to account for this crap name and shame on a regular so they are aware we aren't allowing it anymore!— @li (@alii82) March 17, 2019
What disgusting double standards. It's almost like the colour if your skin and your religion makes a difference in reporting ???? . This has to stop @DailyMirror— Clare Sullivan (@Csull1804) March 17, 2019
Thank you demba for calling the racists out. The editor should resign— Zambian boy (@elonmusketeer1) March 17, 2019
As it stands, the Australian Brenton Tarrant, a self-described white supremacist, has been charged with murder in the aftermath of Friday's attacks, Football Joe reports
Published: Mon Mar 18, 2019 06:34 PM IST