An image posted on Twitter by the Professional Cricketers Association (PCA) appears to show England cricketer, Moeen Ali, not wearing a poppy.
The poppy is a sign of respect to remember the war dead in all past conflicts.
— The PCA (@PCA) October 28, 2017
Cricket fans took to Twitter to demand answers as to why Mr Ali did not wear a poppy.
— Oliver (@oliverjamie1919) October 29, 2017
“Someone explain to me why @MoeenAli has chosen not to wear a poppy, shouldn’t represent the country if not willing to respect our views” said one twitter user.
— Michael Harris (@harrisjnr156) October 28, 2017
I don’t know what’s worse.. the fact Moeen Ali didn’t wear a poppy or the fact so many people are trying to excuse him
— Gianni Forcellati (@G_Forcellati) October 29, 2017
Moeen Ali quickly took to Twitter to explain why he did not wear a poppy during the photoshoot. The cricketer tweeted:
Poppy fell off!
— Moeen Ali (@MoeenAli) October 30, 2017
“Poppy fell off!”
It does stand out when one member of the team during a photo is not wearing a poppy while the others are.
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