Indians Are Boycotting Spiderman Star For PM Modi Comment. But They Got The Wrong Man

New Delhi: 

Indian Twitter users have done it again - bark up the wrong tree, that is. This time they have confused Spiderman actor Tom Holland with the British author and cricketer of the same name. All it took for the floodgates to open was the latter's sardonic tweets on a stadium being named after Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Mr Holland was referring to the Motera, Ahmedabad, located facility that can seat up to a 132,000 people, the world's biggest such cricket stadium. Earlier called Sardar Patel Stadium, it was on Wednesday inaugurated by President Ram Nath Kovind following a revamp, and renamed after the Prime Minister.

The British writer followed up his first tweet with another one.

His Twitter profile reads: "New history of Christianity - 'Dominion' - out now! Dinosaur lover. Stonehenge Tunnel hater. A 'leading English cricketer' - The Times. Podcast: @theresthistory"

The apparent fans of PM Modi, however, seemed to have missed reading the profile. They mistook him for the actor who plays the web-crawling superhero in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Promptly, #BoycottSpiderman began trending on the micro-blogging website on Wednesday.


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