English allrounder Moeen Ali was detained at Birmingham airport when he was traveling to join his county team Worcestershire for the first game of the 2016 county championship.
The Muslim bearded cricketer took social media platform of Twitter to express his frustration and disappointment over the incident. Moeen Ali exclaimed that he was never humiliated before when he traveled with the team all around the world.
Have never been stopped at the airport when travelling with a team in uniform, but travel alone and get stopped for 40 minutes!! Joke
— Moeen Ali (@MoeenAli) April 9, 2016
The family of Moeen Ali actually belongs to Kashmir and the English allrounder is often referred as the ideal for British Asians. The authorities have not uttered a word this event, but, it seems like Ali faced this detention due to his religion and his personality as he has a beard. Moeen Ali was supported his fellow Muslim cricketers Adil Rashid and Owais Shah on this sensitive disappointing incident.
— Owais shah (@owaisshah203) April 9, 2016