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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.


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Published: Mon Mar 18, 2019 06:34 PM IST


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